The planning application to build 48 houses on land at Radyr Court Road was rejected by Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee on the grounds that it would result in the loss of an area of open space with visual amenity, and the access road (Radyr Court Road) is too narrow. This decision was taken despite the recommendation to approve the application by the Council’s planning officers.
Following this refusal, the applicant (Nabatean Limited) has submitted an appeal against the decision. The Planning Inspectorate, which manages all planning appeals, has decided that this appeal will be heard as a full inquiry. This is the most substantial form of appeal, with witnesses being cross-examined by legal representatives of both the appellant and the council.
The deadline for written submissions regarding the appeal was 20th February, and letters supporting the council’s decision to refuse permission have been sent by The Danescourt Association, Mark Drakeford AM, Kevin Brennan MP, local councillors, and many local residents.
The inquiry will take place in City Hall, Cardiff on 21st May 2014, commencing at 10.00am. It is expected to last two days. It is a public event, and anyone with an interest may attend and seek permission to address the inquiry. As the case for refusal related in large measure on the high value placed on the land by the local community, we think it vital that as many people as possible should attend the inquiry, and also seek an opportunity to state their enjoyment of the site.