Greener Grangetown

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The City of Cardiff Council, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales are investing £2 million in Greener Grangetown, an innovative scheme to better manage rainwater in the community. Using the latest techniques, this scheme will catch, clean and divert rainwater directly into the River Taff instead of pumping it over 6 miles through the Vale of Glamorgan to the sea. It will help to make Grangetown a greener, cleaner place to live.

The first phase of this exciting initiative will begin in 2015 on the following streets: Bargoed Street, Aber Street, Ystrad Street, Abercynon Street, Taff Embankment, Blaenclydach Place, Blaenclydach Street, Ferndale Street, Coedcae Street, Cymmer Street, Llanbradach Street, Clydach Street and Taff Terrace. This could include new trees, planters, grass channels, kerb drainage and rain gardens.


Residents were invited to give their opinion on the design for their street through a first stage public consultation programme which was open between 30th June 2014 and 30th August 2014.

There was a fantastic response to the consultation with over 160 completed questionnaires from residents living in the affected streets – approx 30% of the population. The community response is crucial in providing us with advice on what residents would like to see in their street.

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We are now using the feedback provided to put together some designs for each street and will be back in touch with residents for the second stage of the public consultation in late October when these are ready.

For more information, please email or get involved on Twitter with @SuDSWales, @cardiffcouncil, @dwrcymru and @natreswales #greenergrangetown


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Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales Welsh Water / Dwr Cymru Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru Atkins Welsh Local Government Association Consumer Council for Water
Home Builders Federation CIWEM Institute of Civil Engineers