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Building to begin on Cardiff's new 'garden city' this month

Cardiff Council has given the green light on development of the capital's new suburb, with building work on new homes to start this month.

Credit: Redrow

The first residents of Plasdŵr are expected to move in during the autumn and will be the founding members of the community in north-west Cardiff.

Developers say the 900-acre site that borders Radyr, Danescourt, Fairwater, Pentrebane and St. Fagans, will be a “world-class, sustainable community”.

The area will include four primary schools, a secondary school, health centres, shops, offices, pubs and restaurants, leisure centres, playing fields and parks and preserved woodland.

Credit: Redrow

Plasdŵr is expected to create over 30,000 jobs during its lifetime, many through the construction phase but also permanent jobs through the education, health, leisure, office and retail space it will install.

Plasdŵr will deliver the homes and community our capital needs, helping fuel economic growth. Integration with existing local communities and infrastructure is key to the success of Plasdŵr, helping it truly become a ‘place’. We are working closely with stakeholders to bring both current and new residents together as neighbours.

– Wayne Rees, project director for Plasdŵr at Redrow