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Cardiff’s revised LDP makes the grade

Words: Roger Milne

Cardiff’s revised local development plan has been approved by a planning inspector and should be formally signed off by the city council later this month.

The strategy represents the biggest expansion of the capital in the past 100 years.

Under the plan some 41,400 new homes will be built by 2026, half of them on brownfield sites or old industrial areas.

Around 12,200 homes have already been built, with 10,800 either already in construction or given planning permission.

About 18,000 remain to be built - 13,000 of them on greenfield sites in north-west Cardiff, north of M4 junction 33, north-east Cardiff and east Pontprennau.

Supporters say the expansion is needed to deal with the shortage of housing in the city, while opponents say the city’s infrastructure will not be able to cope.

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