The public consultation period for plans to build the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff North ends this week.
The planning application can be viewed on Cardiff Council’s website. There are over 200 documents and nearly 150 comments.
Cardiff North MP Anna McMorrin has submitted a letter supporting the application but noted her concerns on several issues. She says, “I have looked at the development’s proposals in great depth, as well as having met with constituents and environmental groups throughout this process. It is clear that a number of my constituents remain very concerned by this development, in terms of the environmental and logistical issues this development evokes.”
Julie Morgan, Constituency Assembly Member for Cardiff North, also supports the application. Her letter begins, “At the outset I should recall that in the Welsh Assembly Election May 2016, I pledged to my constituents that I would support a new state of the art Cancer Centre for Velindre but, of course, I have still considered the range of views on the above proposal very carefully. After much deliberation I have decided to support the proposal and i will explain why.”
Charley-Kai John, a reporter from Cardiff University’s “The Cardiffian” website, interviewed Cardiff North Community Network members and residents who oppose the plans.
Community Coordinator, Pamela Coombes, worries that extensive development around Poplar House could cause disruption for its residents and exacerbate their existing health and mobility issues.
The consultation ends on 9th November.