Survey Shows Residents Opposed To Planned New Housing

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7th November 2012 16:02 - Construction


45,000 new homes are not needed in Cardiff, according to a survey conducted by WalesOnline.

The magazine asked readers online about their views on the planned construction of these new homes, with more than 59% saying no, as opposed to the 33% who said yes.

Almost three quarters (72%) said that Cardiff should be taking a regional approach to the planned construction, whereas 20% disagreed.

Exactly half were completely opposed to building on greenfield sites, with 28% saying that these spaces should only be used as a last resort, and 22% saying that building on that land is the only way to provide adequate housing for the city’s development.

Readers were also asked to choose suitable greenfield sites that the Council have earmarked for development. Seven in ten found that the land off Junction 33 of the M4 was a suitable site for 2,000 new homes, with 60% suggesting that homes east of Pontprennau Link Road was a suitable location for 2,000 new homes. The proposed construction of 6,000 new homes located between Lisvane and Pontprennau was suggested by 52%.

Respondents were also asked if they felt that the transport system in Cardiff could cope with more homes being built. A minimal 2% of people thought that this would be the case, with 61% saying no, and 37% saying that the system could cope if significant improvements were made. 

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