Tetra Tech planners secure resolution to approve 121 affordable homes in Cardiff

Our Cardiff-based team has recently secured a resolution to approve planning permission for 121 affordable homes at Malvern Drive, Llanishen, Cardiff. The latest revised scheme improves on an earlier outline consent for 96 homes we secured in 2015.

Working with Connections Design and Vale Consultancy on behalf of Quin & Co Limited, our planners progressed a scheme delivering 121 affordable homes, including a mix of three-bed family homes and one- to two-bedroom apartments. Linc Cymru will manage the development as part of its affordable housing delivery programme.

Given Llanishen’s household waiting list, the scheme tackles a pressing need for local affordable housing, particularly for the demographic seeking one- or two-bedroom homes. To meet local requirements, some homes will be age-restricted to residents over 55. With nearby shops and services, the site represents a highly sustainable location.

Discussions with Cardiff Council helped shape the design of submitted details, incorporating feedback from the Council’s Housing Development Enabling team. Improvements delivered through the revised scheme include altering the site’s access arrangements and on-site communal open space. A financial contribution will also be made to off-site open space improvements at the adjacent Watkins Square.

Rob Mitchell, Associate at Tetra Tech, said: “We’re really happy with the significant improvements we’ve achieved with this detailed scheme, as it means more individuals and families will have the opportunity to live locally in affordable homes; it will be great to see these delivered on a vacant brownfield site.”

John Pinn at Quin & Co Ltd, said: “Given the well-documented shortage of affordable homes in Cardiff, we are delighted to obtain planning permission for this scheme. Through extensive input from our design team, and with careful consideration for the future occupants, we’ve achieved a development that we’re proud to put our name to. We look forward to commencing the scheme’s construction phase shortly.”

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