Aldi get the go-ahead for store in Heath

Aldi UK was successful in gaining planning permission for Cardiff Council to build a new supermarket on the former garage & Electrocoin site on Caerphilly Road & work has now commenced on the site.

Fenella said ‘There has been controversy about the siting of another supermarket in this area of Heath, and which could potentially impact the viability of smaller shops in the locality.  But local residents were supportive of the development, even though there will be a loss of parking spaces for Caerphilly Road residents, and increased traffic in this very busy stretch of road.’

HB Independents will be keeping residents updated as the development progresses.

Highfields development in Allensbank Road

The planning application for the development of 42 dwellings, and which will be built using Pasivhaus technology, was given the go-ahead by Council’s planning committee on 7th  February 2018

This development of affordable housing will contain 10 council owned units, the first to be built in Heath for over 60 years.  It is understood that these 10 units will be used to re-house older council tenants who are wishing to down-size from larger properties, and which frees up much needed family accommodation.

Fenella said ‘The plans have been drawn up in full consultation with Heath councillors over a period of some 3 years.  A lot of consultation with residents & the public at large has taken place, and adjustments have been made along the way to accommodate certain aspects of the development’.