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What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostSat Jan 09, 2016 4:12 pm

Topical point. How prone to flooding would this site be?

I think the word "flood plain" gives you a clue.

Have a look in the general developments thread.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostSat Jan 09, 2016 4:16 pm

Frank wrote:Topical point. How prone to flooding would this site be?


It should be okay. The river Ely was diverted in the middle of the last century in order to alleviate flooding. It used to run down what's now Paper Mill Road and part of Sanitorium Road. The diversion was made to ensure the paper mill didn't get flooded and it seems to have worked.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostSun Jan 10, 2016 6:28 pm

The Ely has overflowed its banks at Landwade close in Fairwater twice in the last month, according to my friend who lives in Glan Ely Close. I know that this is further upstream but with events in York and Cumbria proving that "once in a century" floods are now commonplace, I'm sure that the Ely Mill developers are taking precautions to prevent a rerun of the St Asaph flooding tragedy of a couple of years ago.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostSun Jan 10, 2016 9:40 pm

I may be wrong but isn't there a weir on the mill site? Surely that must help with flood defences.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 8:15 am

Doesn't seem to have been mentioned, but there is a lot going on at the Mill site at the moment:
- Large amounts of pipes are stacked up at the Sanatorium Road end ready for utilities to go in.
- The central 'spine road' through the development has been coned out
- A lot of earth movers are churning up portions of the site
- the Ely end (presumably where the new access road joins Cowbridge Rd West) is being completely cleared.

Safe to say this one is also a go!
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 8:32 am

There's been more churning at the site than at a butter factory! Seeing is believing.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 10:01 am

I would hope that a railway station could be built close to this development.
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 10:39 am

penarth bloke wrote:I would hope that a railway station could be built close to this development.

I saw plans a while ago to build some sort of interchange station at the site of the existing footbridge over the SWML (to the rear of the Cardiff West Post Office sorting office).
It would have provided stations on the SWML and the City Line and linked this area of the Cowbridge Road East with the Ely Mill development - not quite sure if it was a pie in the sky concept or under serious consideration...
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 11:27 am

I expect it will part of the imminent Metro scheme so expect it to open sometime between 2020 and 2046 :lol:
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Re: What's that boy? Activity at the Ely Mill?

PostMon Apr 18, 2016 11:38 am

Simon_SW17 wrote:expect it to open sometime between 2020 and 2046 :lol:

You're optimistic...
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