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Cardiff prepares for 45,000 homes by 2026

Cardiff’s biggest expansion for more than 50 years has been unveiled.

The plan is for 41,100 homes to be built by 2026 as the city’s population is forecast to rise by a quarter to more than 400,000. 
The number of new homes was revised and cut by 4,000 following consultation, but it would still be the city’s biggest regeneration for half a century.
The plan includes scope for 4,500 homes to be built between Lisvane and Pontprennau in north east Cardiff, 5,000 in the north west, 2,000 north of M4 junction 33 and 1,300 east of Pontprennau link road. A further 650 homes could be built south of Creigiau. 
The proposals, agreed by Cardiff Council’s draft Local Development Plan, outline that 18,250 homes need to be built on vacant green field sites and 27,600 on brown field areas.
The strategy has to go before the council’s joint scrutiny committee and full council first, and then a public consultation in October 2013. If approved, it will be implemented in October 2015 and act as a framework for Cardiff’s development over the next 11 years.