Cardiff Council Update: 7th July

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: preparations are underway on Castle Street; a multi-million pound regeneration boost for Tudor Street; public consultation for new Fitzalan high school now open; and ‘Dear ‘Diff Diary', back to school for city's children and young people.


Preparations are underway on Castle Street

Castle Street in the city centre is being re-surfaced today, so both the street and the Castle moat can be transformed into a covered outside eating area for cafes and restaurants to use.

This is part of a wide range of measures that are being put in place in the city centre to increase the amount outdoor of space for the hospitality sector, to allow them to trade safely, outside, insocially-distanced settings.


Multi-million pound regeneration boost for Tudor Street

Cardiff's Tudor Street is set to benefit from a multi-million pound regeneration programme designed to create an attractive and vibrant shopping area for the local communityand visitors to the Riverside area.

Phase one of the development, which starts on site next month, will see £1m invested in commercial premises which have signed up to take part in the Tudor Street building improvement scheme.

Further funding of approximately £3m has been earmarked for work in early 2021 which will enable a large transformation of the whole street environment.

Consultation on the 2021 project is about to commence and the scheme aims to deliver:


  • New two-way, segregated cycle lane from Wood Street Bridge to the junction with Clare Street
  • A new bus island opposite Plantagenet Street, facilitating bus travel into Central Square and the wider city centre
  • New green infrastructure, specifically trees and the planting of rain gardens, promoting opportunities for biodiversity and improved air quality;
  • A pleasant and welcoming public environment, enhancing the Gateway into South Riverside from the city centre, with prioritised pedestrian movement through wider pavements and improved pedestrian crossings
  • Enhanced access to the Taff trail through realigning the existing ramp and steps at the junction with Tudor Street and
  • An improved street environment with new paving, street furniture and lighting.

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Public Consultation for New Fitzalan High School now open

A public consultation for the Planning Application to build a new Fitzalan High School opens today, Tuesday 7, July and members of the public are invited to share their views.

If progressed, the new Fitzalan High School will represent a £63.5m investment in the local community and would see the existing school replaced with a new-build school on land next to the Leckwith Stadium in the Canton area of the city. 

It would be a 10 form entry, accommodating up to 1,500 students between the age of 11 and 16, plus a sixth form. The new school would offer comprehensive sports facilities including a multi-use games area, 3G pitches and a new indoor swimming pool, replacing the current pool which is already extensively used by local schools and community groups. These, and other facilities at the school would be available for public use outside school hours.

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Dear ‘Diff Diaries: Back to school for city's children and young people

Children and young people across the city are being encouraged to record their next chapter in The ‘Diff Diaries project - the return to school.

As schools across the city have started welcoming pupils back this week for their ‘Check In, Catch up and Prepare' sessions, project organiser, The Cardiff Commitment, is reminding young diarists that there's still time to take part and submit an entry.

More than 75 entries have already been submitted as part of the project which was launched in April for seven to 16-year-olds to share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis and document their activity, thoughts and feelings in video recordings, photo collages or written diary entries during the lockdown period.

Supported by Principality Building Society, Museum of Cardiff, Screen Alliance Wales and University of South Wales, the project will continue over the next few weeks giving young people across the city the opportunity to capture their experience of returning to school in their diaries.

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