Cardiff Council Update: 6 April

Cardiff Council Update: 6 April


Tuesday 20th Apr 2021


Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; and plans approved for new school at St Ederyn's.

 

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 6 April

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:282,532(Total yesterday: 1,268)

 

Key Priority Groups 1-4

Key Priority Groups 5-7

 

Data provided by the CAVUHB

Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time

 

Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (26 March - 01 April)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

 

Data correct as of:

05 April March 2021, 09:00

 

Cases: 144

Cases per 100,000 population: 39.2 (Wales: 24.8 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,433

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,208.2

Positive proportion: 3.2% (Wales: 2.3% positive proportion)

 

Plans approved for new school at St Ederyn's

Cardiff Council's Planning Department have today, (Tuesday 6 April) approved plans to build a new primary school at the St Ederyn's development to serve parts of Pontprennau and Old St Mellons, located east of the Pontprennau link road.

The new build school will be a 1 form of entry, accommodating 210 pupils including a 48 place part-time nursery, with the opportunity to expand to a 2 form entry (420 place) in the future. There will be a community centre linked to the school with private entrance and interconnecting entrance providing benefits to the wider community.

In March 2019, Cardiff Council's Cabinet agreed a recommendation to put forward plans to rebalance primary school provision in parts of North East Cardiff. This was due to the issue of surplus primary school places in the Llanrumney area and the need for additional places in Old St Mellons and parts of Pontprennau, when the St Ederyn's housing development is complete.

As part of a strategic solution, the Cabinet agreed to explore plans to relocate St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School from its current site in Llanrumney.

A spokesperson for Cardiff Council said: "The development at St Ederyn's will generate significant increase in the demand for school places in the area and the new school will ensure we meet that demand.

"In addition, the scheme presents the opportunity to relocate St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School, providing existing pupils with access to an excellent, modern learning environment whilst helping to address the problem of surplus places in Llanrumney, which has placed a significant strain on school budgets in the area.

"The new school will have a community focus allowing the wider school community to benefit from the new facilities at the site."

St Ederyn's is a development in the North East of the city as part of Cardiff's Local Development Plan (LDP), which sets out the infrastructure required to facilitate and sustain the city's growth up to 2026.

It was agreed that the school would be built by the developer, Persimmon, as part of the planning agreement with the Council, and funded through Section 106 contributions.