Posted: Fri 7th Jul 2023

Call-in hearing date for Cardiff Parkway railway station set

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 7th, 2023

A date has been set for discussions that could decide the future of a multi-million pound Cardiff railway development. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The two-day call-in hearing about the Cardiff Parkway railway station development, which is proposed for land to the south of St Mellons Business Park, has been set for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 and 12. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Plans for the wider business park scheme, of which the railway station is proposed to be a part of, were approved by Cardiff Council in April 2022.
However, the plans were put on hold when the Welsh Government called in the application in October. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Planning applications are normally called in for determination by the Welsh Government if they are deemed to be of more than local importance.
During the hearing, which is set to take place at County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Planning and Environment Decisions Wales inspectors will be looking at whether the development complies with Cardiff’s local development plan and the national development plan, Future Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The planning inspector will also be looking at whether the proposed compensation measures would mitigate the impact of the development on the Rumney and Peterstone Site of Special Scientific Interest. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

When the application was called in last year, the director of Cardiff Parkway Developments, Andrew Roberts, said he was disappointed with the Welsh Government’s decision. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The opening date for the business park and Cardiff Parkway railway station was originally earmarked for 2024.
If it is ultimately allowed to go ahead, it is hoped the business park will provide about 6,000 jobs and improve transport connections between the east of Cardiff and the city centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The hearing will open at 10am on Tuesday and resume at 9.30am the following day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

by BBC LDRS reporter ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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