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Dumball's Road

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Brian62

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Re: Dumball's Road

PostWed Apr 07, 2021 7:45 am

Ash wrote:At the risk of veering off topic the develpment will throw up an interesting conundrum regarding electoral divisions in council elections.

Currently Butetown is one of a handful of a single-member wards in the city because of the unique history and demographicsof the community there. This development would add circa 5,000 electors, enough to justify a second seat but also diluting the influence of the original community.

It will be interesting to see whether they redraw the boundaries to create a more compact but still highy ethnically diverse division or just add an extra seat on the current boundaries.

I'm neutral but I can see there are pros and cons to both courses of action.

Next election there will be two councillors. Atlantic Wharf comes under Butetown and the residents there have been lobbying for ages for a councillor. They don't feel the current one is the least bit interested in them.
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostWed Apr 07, 2021 7:52 am

The development itself looks OK, nothing that exciting but my eyes aren't burning.
The big plus, to me, is the chance of a decent cycle river crossing. I dislike the two southern most ones.
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostSun Apr 11, 2021 8:55 am

Looking through the planning app for this and it shows the three tallest buildings at close to 90m at the southern edge of the site and gradually reducing in height as you get closer to the city.
Is it just me that thinks it should be the other way around?
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