Local people are being invited to have their say on a proposed new business district and sustainable transport hub between Cardiff and Newport.
Cardiff Parkway railway station and the 90,000sqm Cardiff Hendre Lakes development aims to bring connectivity, jobs and investment to South Wales.
Located to the south of the existing St Mellons Business Park, the Cardiff Hendre Lakes site is allocated for employment use in Cardiff Council’s Local Development Plan.
The development will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of east Cardiff and the growth ambitions of the Cardiff Capital Region. The aim is that the project will support around 5,000 new jobs and enable people to access new employment opportunities in other areas of South Wales and beyond.
The proposals incorporate an updated vision for Cardiff Parkway station as part of an investment of around £120 million. Situated just seven minutes from Cardiff Central and Newport South Wales, Cardiff Parkway is expected to welcome more than 800,000 passengers a year. The station promises to drastically cut travel times to both Newport and Cardiff, as well as other areas of the UK. The station will be part of the South Wales Metro and forms part of a major sustainable transport hub, which would help people to get around the region through new bus facilities, walking routes and cycle paths.
The public is now being asked to help shape the plans for Cardiff Parkway and Cardiff Hendre Lakes, by sharing their ideas during an initial phase of engagement that will run until Wednesday 18 December.
Nigel Roberts, Executive Chairman of Cardiff Parkway Developments, said:
“Cardiff Hendre Lakes is an ambitious development that aims to be a catalyst for growth in South Wales by connecting businesses with high quality facilities, people and skills. We also hope to deliver a range of benefits for the local community, including new jobs, better transport and enhanced green spaces.
“Our plans are at a stage where we want to hear from people in the local community about how the project could benefit them. We will then hold a formal consultation before we submit a planning application in the spring next year. We hope as many people as possible get involved in helping us shape this exciting project for Wales.”
The first phase of public engagement on the Cardiff Hendre Lakes development will start on Wednesday 20 November and close on Wednesday 18 December. You can find out more about the project and give your views online, or by attending a drop-in meet the team event:
- 23 November, 10am–2pm at St Mellons Hub, St Mellons
- 25 November, 3pm-7pm at Castleton Baptist Church, Marshfield
To find out more about the plans for Cardiff Hendre Lakes or Cardiff Parkway, visit www.cardiffhendrelakes.com.