Save Suffolk House

Trees, privacy and Canton character under threat from developers

Developers want to ruin a special corner of Canton in Cardiff by chopping down a beautiful collection of mature trees in a historic conservation area.

You can stop them by opposing their plans on Cardiff council’s planning webpages or by emailing planning@cardiff.gov.uk and referring to planning application 18/01064/MJR

The Save Suffolk House campaign is opposed to this proposed development because:

  • It will have a visual impact on the neighbourhood, through the destruction of a number of mature trees in a Conservation Area.  Cardiff Council’s appraisal states that “the most notable landscape features [of the Conservation Area] are the streets lined with mature trees.”
  • The height of the proposed flats will overlook a number of nearby properties and affect their privacy
  • Suffolk House is a locally listed building and part of the Conway Road conservation area and this development would damage the unique charcter of the area
  • Suffolk House is described as a landmark building in Cardiff Council’s appraisal of the area.  It was built by Benjamin Wright as a wedding present for his daughter. It is an impressive white 3 storey villa, with a classical porch with decorative bays and balconies above.  The destruction of the trees on the site will negatively affect the setting of the building
  • The application would lead to the over development of the area.  
  • The development could affect safety on the roads by adding to the already busy juction of Romilly Road and Llandaf Road

Please act NOW by saying why YOU object to these plans on Cardiff council’s planning webpages

or by emailing planning@cardiff.gov.uk and referring to planning application 18/01064/MJR

Please also send a copy of your objection to Cllr Ramesh Patel RaPatel@cardiff.gov.uk

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