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 […]

Updated: CCS asks Minister to Call-in Central Square planning application

Today’s SW Echo gives substantial media coverage to the CCS following its letter to the Minister for Planning and Regeneration, Carl Sergeant  asking him to call in a planning application for Cardiff’s central square. The chair of the Society, Nerys Lloyd-Pierce asked the minister to call in the application for determination  for five reasons: Ethical, Timing, Strategic, Practical Planning […]

Cardiff Civic Society Golden Jubilee Tree Planting Project

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in News | No Comments

Cardiff Civic Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014 by working with Cardiff Council to plant 50 trees – one for each year – during National Tree Week, 29 November – 7 December 2014. The aim was to replace specimen trees lost in Bute Park during the winter gales – one of which will bear […]