Major boost for city’s affordable housing supply


Almost 500 new affordable homes are on their way to Cardiff, following planning decisions for three developments in the Council's ambitious house-building programme.

Planning Committee yesterday gave consent for the exciting mixed tenure regeneration of the Channel View estate in Grangetown and a new council Community Living scheme in Riverside that will deliver sustainable new homes for older people alongside a new community hall, MUGA and community garden.New council accommodation and a transport interchange at Waun Gron Road, Llandaff was also granted by Committee yesterday, subject to a call in request and legal agreement from the developer on the conditions that have been set.


These decisions are a significant boost for the Council's development programme that has so far delivered more than 600 new council homes for the city and seeks to reach 1,000 new homes built by the end of next year.


The Council is committed to delivering more than 3,500 much-needed homes to help address the high demand for good quality, low-carbon, affordable homes for people in Cardiff in the coming years.


Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne said: "Creating more affordable homes for people who need them in the city is a priority for the Council. We are building really high quality, sustainable and low-carbon new homes right across the city to help tackle high need and move towards the delivery of net zero carbon homes.


"Yesterday's planning decisions are great news and I am delighted that we continue to make excellent progress against our targets."


Planning consent was given for Phase 1 of the Channel View regeneration to replace the high rise block currently on the estate. The new Community Living development will replace the tower block, providing 81 sustainable and highly energy efficient new homes for older people, as well as a community café, communal gardens and surrounding environmental improvements.


Outline planning permission was also given for the wider redevelopment masterplan for the estate that would create more than 300 new houses and apartments - a mixture of privately owned and Council homes to replace the existing properties and offering everyone currently living on the estate the option to move into a new home with the redevelopment.


The scheme will also deliver additional green space for the community and better connectivity to public transport and amenities, creating a more attractive place to live for existing and new residents. For more information about Channel View, visit


Subject to a call in request and legal agreement from the developer on the conditions that have been set, Committee also granted the redevelopment of the former household waste recycling centre site at Waun Gron Road, Llandaff to create a sustainable, high-quality mixed-use development integrated into a new transport hub for the west of the city. The entire development will achieve a low-carbon standard, harnessing on site renewable technology including solar PV, Battery storage and ground source heat-pumps rather than mains gas boilers. 


Bringing 44 new council apartments, office and commercial spaces to the area, along with improved cycle and pedestrian access, the scheme will also provide a new transport hub combining a new bus interchange with the existing train station, allowing people to travel by bus across Cardiff without having to travel into the city centre. 
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Forty-one new council homes on the site of Canton Community Hall on Leckwith Road were also given the go-ahead yesterday. The one and two bedroom apartments will provide flexible, sustainable accommodation for older residents to help maintain their independence in their own homes for longer. The scheme will deliver a community space on the ground floor, new community garden and relocated Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). As with our other projects a low-carbon standard is being proposed including solar PV, Battery storage, Ground Source heat-pumps and electric vehicle charging points. Visit for more information on the scheme.

All three schemes are part of the Council's additional build programme, one of the routes being used to deliver more sustainable, low-carbon and affordable homes for the city.