Exciting housing opportunity around city landmark


An exciting opportunity to develop new housing around a well-known Cardiff landmark will be considered by Cabinet next week.

A proposed scheme for 500 new homes on the site of the former Gas Works site in Grangetown would incorporate the iconic Grade II-listed gas holder as part of the development.


Recommendations to buy the 29-acre parcel of land on Ferry Road from Wales and West Utilities and National Grid form part of the Council's ambitious housing development strategy to deliver 2,000 new council homes for the city and will be discussed on Thursday, March 19.


The Gas Works site is a key housing allocation in Cardiff's adopted Local Development Plan and has emerged as a new opportunity for the Council to deliver much-needed social rented homes and truly affordable homes for sale to the local market, close to amenities and local transport in the area.


The acquisition of the land would allow the Council to develop high-quality sustainable homes and help deliver an ambitious wide-ranging regeneration of this part of the city, linking this development with our proposals for the nearby Channel View estate.


Work is already underway on the planned redevelopment of Channel View to deliver a mixed-tenure homes in high volume, better connectivity to green spaces and facilities and improved sustainable transport networks.


Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "We are well on target to deliver 1,000 new council homes by 2022 and acquiring the Gas Works site for the development of a further 500 homes over coming years represents a major boost in our plans for more affordable homes.


"This is a very exciting opportunity to deliver truly transformative regeneration of this part of the city and help tackle Cardiff's housing need."


The proposed scheme on Ferry Road would include 500 new homes, including family homes as well as high density development, together with designated open space and improved infrastructure links with surrounding areas. The Grade II-listed gas holder structure will be incorporated into the masterplan for the development.


Cabinet are recommended to approve the acquisition of the land to meet the council's aspiration of delivering 1,000 new council homes by March 2022 and additional 1,000 new homes beyond that date.