By Nigel Roberts, Cardiff Parkway Developments
As you may have seen in recent news articles, the Welsh Government has decided to ‘call in’ our project. Cardiff Council Planning Committee had resolved to grant permission in April. The call-in means that Welsh Ministers will review and determine our planning application, not Cardiff.
We are very disappointed and frustrated that the Welsh Government has extended the decision-making process.
We have worked very hard over the last few years to bring forward proposals for a sustainable, well-connected business district with public transport and active travel at its heart. We have also worked hard with key stakeholders for a number of years and the project would bring key recommendations of the Burns South East Wales Transport Commission and the Hendy Union Connectivity Review.
We are confident that our application is robust and we will work through any issues highlighted during this next stage. We remain fully committed to the delivery Cardiff Parkway and to bringing better connectivity, new jobs and investment to South Wales. We will keep you posted on next steps.