Radyr and Morganstown Community Council was invited by Cardiff Council to submit ideas for 'local infrastructure ideas', which could be funded through Section 106 agreements, or by other means.
We consulted about this with the public (via an online survey) and the Radyr and Morganstown Association. We also received a number of ideas from our community councillors.
We have included all of the ideas we received in a spreadsheet, which we have sent to Cardiff Council, with a covering letter. We were given a tight deadline by Cardiff, which meant that we had to move quickly to respond.
The 41 ideas we received range from drainage works on the route of the proposed Penrhys Pilgrimage path - to a new community hall on the Mound Field (behind Pugh's Garden centre). We have included every eligible idea in our spreadsheet. We will need to discuss some of the ideas with other interested parties in Radyr and Morganstown.
Some of the ideas we received dealt with issues that require revenue funding, or the development of new services or events, rather than infrastructure and capital costs. These were not included in our spreadsheet.
Our next step is to meet with Cardiff Council officials to discuss the 41 ideas - and to press for the adoption of as many of them as possible - as projects to be funded either with Section 106 money, or via Cardiff's mainstream funds.
The spreadsheet is quite an ambitious list - but we are an ambitious community council. And if we didn't ask Cardiff Council for these improvements, then we couldn't complain if other parts of Cardiff benefited from new developments, whilst we got nothing.
Cardiff Council has explained that their Infrastructure Ideas List will remain a live and amendable document. As such, we can add to the list any ideas that come to mind over the coming months and years.
What do you think about the ideas in our spreadsheet?
Have we missed something? Do you disagree with something?
Let us know by leaving a comment, below.
What is a Section 106 agreement? This is a legal agreement between an applicant seeking planning permission and a local planning authority. It is used to mitigate the impact of, for instance, a large housing development on the local community and its current infrastructure. For example, new housing could mean more cars on the roads and more children attending local schools, putting more strain on local services. As such, Section 106 Agreements often require a financial contribution from the developer, to fund projects that can help mitigate the impact of the development.