Reservoir homes plan dismissed

The Welsh Government has rejected controversial plans to build more than 300 homes on the Llanishen Reservoir site in Cardiff, dismissing an appeal by the potential developer.

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Campaigners 'delighted' developer's appeal dismissed

Llanishen Reservoir Action Group, which has led protests against plans to build hundreds of homes on the site in Cardiff, says it is "delighted" that the Welsh Government has rejected those plans.

Carl Sargeant, the Minister for Housing and Regeneration, accepted the Planning Inspector's recommendation, dismissing the potential developer Western Power's appeal.

This is the second time that the Welsh Government Ministers have rejected planning appeals by WPD, and Western Power should accept that the local community does not want their proposed development, Cardiff Council does not want it, and the Welsh Government does not want it.

They should stop trying to force an unwanted development on the people of Cardiff, and ensure that the refilling of Llanishen reservoir begins immediately.

WDP could do much to restore relationships with the local community if they were to make this land available for development into a country park.

– Richard Cowie, Chairman of Llanishen Reservoir Action Group


Welsh Govt rejects Llanishen Reservoir housing plans

Llanishen Reservoir was drained in 2010.

Controversial plans to build more than 300 homes on Llanishen Reservoir in Cardiff have been rejected by the Welsh Government.

The Housing Minister Carl Sergeant rejected a planning appeal from prospective developer Western Power Distribution Investments Ltd.

He refused: planning permission for residential housing, sailing lake and clubhouse, wetlands habitat and educational/community centre and other associated development, the construction of a mini roundabout on Lisvane Road, listed building consent for the alteration of the Reservoir Embankment.

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