Sustainable development is at the heart of Plasdŵr. All areas have been designed to sympathetically integrate the existing landscape, biodiversity and historic features to create a truly sustainable community.
In addition to the open public spaces and recreational areas we have designed our streets to be places where children can play safely, water forms a key feature through creative use of surface water management, and existing woodland and natural topography will create landmarks. We are also committed to protecting the St Fagans Lowlands and Ely Valley Special Landscape Area.
During construction, locally-sourced materials will be used, re-used and recycled wherever possible. Our buildings and landscapes will all be designed according to a series of sustainable design principles, including a fabric first approach for housing to minimise energy consumption and reducing waste while using renewable or low carbon energy technology will; be used wherever possible.
Plasdŵr has been developed with universal access front-of-mind, and we aim to ensure that people with all levels of mobility can easily move around its public areas, homes and public buildings.
For more detailed information on Plasdŵr’s sustainability, from planning and design principles, through environmental considerations, inclusivity, employment and more, please see Section 4 of our Design and Access Statement in the downloads section.