Protect Penhill Rise – letter sent to Cardiff Planning Dept.

14 November 2017 Dear Sir/Madam, Cardiff Civic Society has noted the sale by auction of Penhill Rise on Penhill Road. This is a landmark building on a prominent site in the local area.  In response to representations by the local community,  Cardiff Civic Society would like to urge Cardiff Council to preserve this interesting building, and the mature trees […]

Future Car:Diff, Notes on a conference organised by Cynnal Cymru, 11 July 2017

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Cardiff, News | No Comments

As part of our continuing interest and involvement in all matters concerning transport in our city, Roger Tanner and I attended the above conference for the Cardiff Civic Society. The subject was the future of transport, not just the car; cities in particular need to understand how to benefit from and accommodate the evolution of […]

Demolition and conversion of the Customs House and former York Hotel

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Cardiff, Heritage, News | No Comments

The Customs House is a very important building in the history of Cardiff. This building (on left of the photograph) was built about 1845, with extensions from 1865 and 1980s and features in “The Buildings of Wales” series. It original stood alongside the Glamorganshire Canal (now filled in). The building on the right is the […]

Why Utretcht has much to teach Cardiff

More or less the same size as Cardiff, the Dutch regional capital Utrecht knows a thing or two that Cardiff might have learnt before it gave consent for the BBC to land-lock the site of the current bus station. Not only will Cardiff have to wait many years for a new bus station, it will […]