Cardiff Council Update: 19 November
 Cardiff Council Update: 19 November

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff installs first of their kind, green, affordable homes; Cardiff’s COVID-19 case and test numbers; cases reported in Cardiff's schools in the last seven days; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; plans approved to secure the future of the Old Library; and Norwegian Church update.


Cardiff Installs first of their kind, Green, Affordable Homes

Wates Residential and Cardiff Council are installing Cardiff's first sustainable, modular homes, at a brownfield site on Crofts Street, Plasnewydd, as the Council increases its provision of affordable homes for local residents on housing waiting lists and those most in need.

The nine two-bedroom properties, which have been built offsite using modern methods of construction (MMC), will be lowered onto their final position on-site with all the groundworks and external hard and soft landscaping completed.

Delivered through Wates Residential and INNO, a joint venture between architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and AECOM, this is the first time this method of offsite construction has been used by Cardiff Council to deliver permanent homes for families living in the city. The method not only enables the units to be built and installed in record time, but will also use the latest technology and construction materials to create net-zero carbon buildings that are 90% more energy efficient than standard homes built to current Building Regulations. They will be extremely airtight, meaning they are well insulated and residents will see huge savings on their bills.

In recognition of their environmental credentials, the homes have achieved Grade A in Predicted Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact (CO2) ratings. The houses will have solar panels on their roofs and MEV Heat Recovery with electric heating elements, so that they will not be required to connect to the mains gas service and will emit significantly less CO2 than a standard home.

Cllr Lynda Thorne, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Cardiff Council, who attended the lowering of the units, said: "The installation of the modular units at Crofts Street is a very exciting day for us as we have eagerly been awaiting their arrival. Increasing the availability of affordable housing for people in Cardiff is a high priority for the Council, but we also want to make sure that the new homes we are delivering are good quality properties that are as ‘green' as they possibly can be for the benefits of our tenants by reducing fuel poverty and the benefit of our wider population, because it's the right, sustainable thing to do.

"Right across our housing development programme, we are working on getting as close to zero carbon as we can with innovative construction methods and technologies that surpass current building regulations, minimise environmental impact and reduce ongoing running costs for tenants.

"I'm delighted that the first new tenants in the development will be in before Christmas and they can begin enjoying living in their new Cardiff Living homes so soon."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (08 November – 14 November)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

18 November 2021, 09:00


Cases: 2,081

Cases per 100,000 population: 567.2 (Wales: 512.5 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 9,748

Testing per 100,000 population: 2,656.8

Positive proportion: 21.3% (Wales: 19.2% positive proportion)


COVID-19 Cases reported in Cardiff’s schools in the last 7 days (12/11/21 to 18/11/21)

Total number reported = 578

  • Pupils and students = 508
  • Staff, including teaching staff = 70


Based on latest figures, there are just under 57,000 pupils and students enrolled at Cardiff’s schools in total.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update – 18 November

Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication.

Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  841,898  (1st Dose: 386,503 2nd Dose: 348,187 3rd Dose: 5,731 Boosters: 101,436)


Cohort Data – Last updated: 01 November


·         80 and over: 20,283 / 94.6% (1st Dose) 20,107 / 93.8% (2nd Dose)

·         75-79: 14,997 / 96.4% (1st Dose) 14,838 / 95.4% (2nd Dose)

·         70-74: 21,410 / 95.8% (1st Dose) 21,277 / 95.2% (2nd Dose)

·         65-69: 21,978 / 94.3% (1st Dose) 21,732 / 93.3% (2nd Dose)

·         60-64: 26,081 / 92.4% (1st Dose) 25,756 / 91.3% (2nd Dose)

·         55-59: 29,440 / 90.4% (1st Dose) 28,942 / 88.8% (2nd Dose)

·         50-54: 29,117 / 88.1% (1st Dose) 28,484 / 86.2% (2nd Dose)

·         40-49: 55,646 / 82% (1st Dose) 53,799 / 79.3% (2nd Dose)

·         30-39: 61,330 / 76.1% (1st Dose) 57,569 / 71.5% (2nd Dose)

·         18-29: 81,552 / 77.3% (1st Dose) 73,189 / 69.5% (2nd Dose)

·         16-17: 4,057 / 74.2% (1st Dose) 324 / 5.9% (2nd Dose)

·         12-15: 12,829 / 48.2% (1st Dose)


·         Care home residents: 2,119 / 98.2% (1st Dose) 2,094 / 97.1% (2nd Dose)

·         Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,252 / 94.5% (1st Dose) 11,055 / 92.8% (2nd Dose)

·         Underlying Health Conditions: 45,948 / 90.3% (1st Dose) 44,408 / 87.2% (2nd Dose)

·         Underlying Health Conditions (12-15): 573 / 58.2% (1st Dose)


Plans approved to secure the future of the Old Library

Cardiff Council’s plans to secure the future of the Old Library have taken a step forward following Cabinet approval.

A report on the proposals has been approved by Cardiff Council's Cabinet, where it was agreed to transfer use of the building via long lease - that will also cover the full running and maintenance costs - to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Cabinet has approved the College’s plans which include introducing a series of music and performance spaces in the existing rooms and further developing existing work at the Old Library in respect of the Welsh language, to promote and protect the language.

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Norwegian Church Update

Cardiff Council’s plans to secure the future of the Norwegian Church have taken a step forward following Cabinet approval.

A report on the proposals has been approved by Cardiff Council's Cabinet, where it was agreed to transfer the Norwegian Church, including the current lease, to a new charitable body led by the Welsh Norwegian Society.

The approach will see the new charitable body invest in the building and take control of the day-to-day running of the Church.

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