1. ITV Report

Councillors approve Cardiff development plans

Councillors in Cardiff have voted in support of plans to build more than 45,000 homes in and around the Welsh capital.

Cardiff Council's local development plan sets out the proposed shape of the city over the next 14 years. It says over half the homes will be built on brownfield sites, with the rest on land yet to be developed.

The blueprint includes plans for:

  • 40,000 new jobs and 45,000 new homes
  • Improved transport links in and around the city
  • Protected countryside and heritage
  • 'Roath Basin' - a mixed-use scheme including offices, residential, retail and leisure
  • Cardiff Central Enterprise Zone

The strategy was approved at last night's council meeting. A six-week public consultation will begin on November 1.

Cardiff is the largest urban area in Wales, with a population of 341,000. Around 1.4 million people live within a 45-minute drive of the city.

Cardiff's employment workforce totals nearly 190,000 and accounts for 32 per cent of total employment in south-east Wales.