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New Velindre Cancer Centre plans approved

Plans for the a new Velindre Cancer Centre have been approved Credit: Artist's impression

Plans for a new Velindre Cancer Centre have been approved.

The Velindre NHS Trust's application was given the green light by Cardiff Council's planning committee earlier this afternoon.

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Steve Ham, Chief Executive of Velindre NHS Trust said: “The approval of our outline planning application is a significant milestone for the population we serve across South East Wales.

“Although it has served us and our patients well for more than 60 years; our current Cancer Centre is no longer fit for purpose. More and more people across South East Wales require cancer treatment and our care. Because of that continued increase in demand on our services, we must do things differently.

“As we move in to this next phase, we’re looking forward to continuing to work with our patients and our local community to ensure the new Velindre Cancer Centre and its location can benefit everyone.”

The intention to build the new centre hasn't been without some opposition from some local residents.

A campaign group has been set up in opposition to the development, which would be on an area known as Whitchurch Meadow.

The campaign website says: "The impact of the proposed development (which includes a car park with 850+ spaces) in such close proximity, is likely to be substantial to local wildlife and is akin to habitat destruction."