Project

Churchlands, North East Cardiff

Location

Chruchlands, North East Cardiff

Client

Redrow Homes

Services Used

Pegasus Group gained Outline Planning Approval for a mixed use development of 1,000 dwellings on behalf of Redrow Homes on land to the north east of Cardiff know as Churchlands.

The site sits within Strategic Site F: North East Cardiff. North East Cardiff is recognised as a potential development area for the growth of Cardiff. Pegasus Group have informed the LDP Masterplan for 4,500 homes across the whole of the Strategic Site and how Churchlands is comprehensively integrated into the comprehensive development.

The masterplan for North East Cardiff has been developed on the principles of creating walkable neighbourhoods within walking distance of new public transport corridors. Local facilities, education, cycle routes and greenspace are also located within appropriate walking distances to ensure non-car transport modes are encouraged.

Schools are proposed to be located at the convergence of other land uses, near to proposed greenways, new cycleways and major transport routes to allow for joint trips and safe routes to school. Nant Ty-draw SINC will form the basis of a new linear park running north south through the
site between Lisvane and Pontprennau. A green setback is introduced to the north of the reservoir to mitigate development against this SSSI.

The churchlands masterplan is founded on the very best practice in urban design, community integration and sustainable development, with strong links to the existing movement corridors and existing settlements. The aim is to create a development for the 21st century with its own character and distinctive identity.

The development will respect Cardiff’s aspirations for modal travel shift through improved public transport and cycling. It will deliver new infrastructure that will provide residents with real transport choice and alternatives to the car within the north of the city.

The Illustrative Masterplan shows a well connected movement network, accessible by all users, which will help to ensure that all areas of the development are easy to navigate, safe, and secure. The hierarchy recognises the need to combine the function of the street as a movement corridor alongside its place function. The importance of each of the street types in terms of its movement and place function varies within the hierarchy. Streets are defined by the building layout so that buildings, rather than roads dominate.

Pegasus Group are now producing Design Codes and RMAs for the first phases of development.

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