The neighbourhood areas which make up Plasdŵr have been revealed, as more detailed plans for how it will look and feel have been approved by Cardiff Council.

Each neighbourhood will have its own individual character depending on the location and topography of the area, with a higher concentration of townhouses and apartments near the centre and a traditional, village style in the more rural areas.

The neighbourhood names have been inspired by local heritage and the Welsh language.

  • Cefntrebane, meaning ‘back of the hill’, has been created around heritage farmland. This neighbourhood will be more rural with a variety of contemporary village-style homes and restored farm buildings.
  • Groeswen, named after a small hamlet, Whitecross, which existed at the junction of Llantrisant Road and Heol Isaf where a cross marking the Llandaff to Penrhys pilgrimage route was situated. This neighbourhood will be the vibrant central hub of Plasder with shops, restaurants, health and community facilities which will draw visitors from across the local areas.
  • Hafod, based on the name of an historic estate farm, Hafwt, which once stood in the area. Located within a woodland setting, this neighbourhood will act as a transport interchange with a community focus due to the planned schools and retail space in the area.
  • Maesllech, named after the estate farm Maes Y Llech to the south of the neighbourhood. This area combines town and country life and will provide the connection between Plasdŵr and the existing communities to the north and east.
  • Pendown, named after an estate farm which was situated to the south of Pentrebane Road, north of St Fagans. This neighbourhood will make the most of the views stretching north.

The neighbourhoods will be served by a central hub with shops, restaurants, bars, office space and health facilities, while three smaller local centres will also provide residents with convenient access to amenities.

Plasdŵr project director, Wayne Rees, said: “We’re excited to share the extended Plasdŵr team’s years of work that have culminated in these detailed plans being approved by Cardiff Council.

“This marks a significant step forward in creating a sustainable, thriving community where people will want to live, work, play and visit, from the five distinct neighbourhoods which will make up the community to the smaller details that help create a unique place to live.”