The first phase of Plasdŵr, Cardiff’s £2billion garden city, is due to get underway, with the construction of highway improvement works and site entrance to be followed by the start of housebuilding.
The first 126 of 630 proposed homes in the north west of the capital which were approved by the planners at the end of last year will be built on a 16-acre site to the north of Llantrisant Road, by lead developer Redrow Homes.
This marks the first phase of Plasdŵr, a garden city of 7000 homes planned over a 900 acre-site bordering Fairwater, St Fagans, Danescourt and Radyr. Plasdŵr is on a strategic site identified in Cardiff’s Local Development Plan as key to the city’s economic growth.
Redrow Homes will shortly appoint a contractor, with infrastructure works expected to get underway within the next month on a site access road to be developed approximately halfway along off Clos Parc Radur, to the north of Llantrisant Road. The Clos Parc Radur footpath is also to be widened into a 3m combined footway and cycleway.
The start date will be confirmed once the contractor is appointed, with improvement works expected to last 12 weeks. The contractor will also contact local residents with more information and display road signage ahead of starting work.
Construction of the first homes is then expected to start before Easter, with the first residents expected to move in during the autumn 2017. Redrow has already received a lot of interest and will be releasing more details on the house types, design and composition next month.
Infrastructure improvements will be continued later in the year with a road-widening scheme that will see a new bus and cycle lane created between Clos Parc Radur and Radyr petrol station on Llantrisant Road.