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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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Re: Dumball's Road

PostThu Apr 29, 2021 10:44 pm

Significant steelwork gone up over the past week on Dumballs Rd, opposite One Canal Parade. Around 6/7 storeys. Anybody know what it is?
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostFri Apr 30, 2021 12:33 am

It's 206 Build to rent apartments, they seem to be working on the tallest block first - 12 floors other blocks are 8...
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostFri Apr 30, 2021 7:37 pm

I'm a fan of this one. Simple, high density, (hopefully) high quality.
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostSat May 01, 2021 11:22 am

Does anyone know what the tower going up at the bottom end of Trade Street is? Is it part of this development or something else entirely?
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostTue May 04, 2021 2:37 pm

I think you are referring to this one?

https://planningonline.cardiff.gov.uk/o ... APR_120652

It's a development of a 25 storey building with 140 apartments.
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostTue May 04, 2021 9:19 pm

That's the one! I have to say this one had passed me by. It says something that medium size towers have become par for the course in recent years. There was a time where we'd all have got very excited about something like this!
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Re: Dumball's Road

PostWed May 05, 2021 12:43 am

That's a very good point Ash - mind you in fairness I'm excited! :lol:
The one that I'm really looking forward to getting underway is at Crawshaw court, about 150 metres away. I wander past quite regularly and there's no sign of any activity, but these things always seem to take forever :roll: so I'm hopeful one day in the not too distant it'll be a hive of activity and we'll see the start of this 85metre development getting underway.
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