Plans for New 1,000 Home ‘Village' in NE Cardiff
Up to 1,020 homes will be built on 60 hectares of farm fields under plans for a new “village” in north-east Cardiff. Developers are also proposing a primary school, shops, allotments, a community orchard and a landscaped Riverside Park spanning 25 hectares along the Rhymney River. The proposed estate, known as St Edeyrn’s Village, is bounded by junction 30 of the M4, Pentwyn Link Road and the A48 Eastern Avenue. Located next to Cardiff Gate retail and business parks, the site is currently farm fields, dotted with a handful of cottages, as well as a 16th century pub and the 12th century St Edeyrn’s Church.
The outline planning application has been submitted by housebuilder Persimmon Homes, East Wales and Cardiff-based property developer PMG, owned by Cardiff City FC director Paul Guy. If given the go-ahead by Cardiff council’s planning committee, the scheme would rise up over eight to 15 years as part of a wider plan for a total of up to 1,400 homes east of Pontprennau.
Andrew Crompton, Persimmon Homes Regional Land Director, added “The St Edeyrn’s Village development will be one of Persimmon’s flagship sites, delivering more than 1,000 new homes to meet the demand for more family housing in the capital city of Cardiff. The scheme will also deliver a new primary school, and the creation of an attractive riverside park with playing fields. It will bring substantial new investment to the area and create a sustainable new community village with excellent links into the existing amenities and transport infrastructure.”
The majority of the land makes up a “strategic site” in the council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) Preferred Strategy, adopted in November, which plans for 2,000 homes in the area. The blueprint for the city’s future growth proposes 45,000 new homes between now and 2026, including 18,000 on green spaces, to cope with a population forecast to increase by 26% to 408,000.
The planning application comes just weeks after the Welsh Government said it was “minded” to grant permission for 150 homes on adjoining land at Church Road. Land towards the north of the new village is expected to provide a further 86 to 173 homes.