In Cardiff, New Project, Residential

A public consultation is underway for 650 new homes in Creigiau, Cardiff on behalf of the Castell Y Mynach Estate, following 16 years of promotion by DPP.

The scheme will provide a natural extension to the village of Creigau, by providing high-quality new homes on a greenfield site in the most northerly area Cardiff, and next to one of the most affluent and rural parts of the city.

Initially appointed to identify land within the estate which could be developed through the local plan, DPP worked closely with the client and an extensive team of master planners, ecologists, highways consultants and landscape consultants, to develop a masterplan which integrated with the existing community, and did not have a detrimental impact. Despite significant opposition from residents, confidence is high that the proposal will be supported.

Having personally been involved in this site for 16 years, I am delighted that we are now able to consult publicly on these proposals. We have worked very hard to demonstrate that the site can make an important contribution to the housing needs of Cardiff whilst achieving a high quality and sympathetic extension to Creigiau. As the only one of Cardiff’s strategic sites being promoted by a landowner without a housebuilder involved, the proposals have focused on creating a legacy, focused on high-quality design and enhancement of the existing community facilities. We hope that the consultation process will reflect the opportunity to create homes and a community which differ from any of the other strategic sites in Cardiff enabling us to proceed with an application later this Summer. 

Gareth Hooper, CEO & Director, DPP Cardiff

Image courtesy of The Urbanists

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