Business park plan ‘would hit green land’
PLANS for a 125-acre business park in Cardiff have been submitted.
The business park would be sited at Thornhill off the A469, north of the M4 and its developers, St Modwen Developments, say it would create jobs, reduce congestion and “improve the carbon footprint of Cardiff”.
But there has already been opposition to the proposals, with Cardiff North AM Jonathan Morgan saying the scheme would destroy green land.
St Modwen regional directorRupert Joseland said, “Our proposal for this international business park demonstrates exceptional confidence in Cardiff as a strategic location for local, national and international businesses.
“The site offers a key strategic location with excellent communication links along the M4 corridor.
“It will give existing companies the chance to expand and draw in new employers from throughout the UK and Europe marking Cardiff out as a truly international city of commerce as well as injecting a host of benefits for the local community.”
It is anticipated that business would fund the M4 Thornhill Interchange which is under threat. St Modwen says this would dramatically reduce congestion in this part of the city and the existing routes to junctions 30 and 32.
The scheme would also be likely to include a park-and-ride facility.
St Modwen is working on two major regeneration schemes, being the owner and developer for the redevelopment of the former steelworks at Llanwern, and also the developer for Coed Darcy.
Both of these schemes have a resolution to grant planning and, combined, will create 8,000 dwellings and over two million square feet of employment space, providing for around 10,000 jobs.