The campaign to protect woodland in a popular Cardiff estate from being concreted over has gained the support of a local AM.
The woodland lies between DeBraose Close, Nicholson Webb Close and Radyr Court Road in Danescourt – and developers hope to gain planning permission to build 40 residential units on the site.
Residents fear the loss of the woodland will have severe implications for biodiversity in the area – while they also have concerns regarding access to the site – describing it as “land locked” with no suitable entrance.
The proposed access point on DeBraose close is already narrow and severely congested – with another potential entrance on Radyr Court Road having already been ruled out by planners.
South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has joined residents in opposing the plans – describing the woodland as a “crucial green space” in an otherwise built up area.
PMG 3 Ltd are currently undertaking a Pre-Application Consultation – and Mr Davies has urged residents to make their views known.
Mr Davies said, “When Danescourt was built 40 years’ ago – developers chose not to build on this site – and with good reason.
“It is a beautiful woodland – and provides a crucial green space in a built up residential area.
“But there are also other logistical reasons why it is not suitable for development – since it is completely land locked.
“None of the potential entrances are appropriate – since they comprise of narrow roads which already get congested – without the additional 80 plus cars new housing would bring.
“I will be making this point in my submission to the consultation – and I would urge all residents to do the same.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies joins Danescourt residents to campaign against plans for development on local woodland]