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Cardiff Council Guilty of Maladministration? PDF Print E-mail

Danescourt Community Association believes that Cardiff Council could be guilty of maladministation due to it's handling of the Local Development Plan and the proposals to build some 10,000 new dwellings in North West Cardiff on 3 large sites.

DCA Chair Edgar Gibbs and Vice Chair Stewart Burgess have written to the council and to First Minister Carwyn Jones to lodge a formal complaint concerning the following

a.   The significant lack of professionalism and the mismanagement of public finances by Cardiff Council over the LDP and the strategic sites in North West Cardiff.

b.   That major improvements to the transport networks and other infrastructure in and around Cardiff will be required following the adoption of the LDP but that these will now have to be funded from the public purse rather than via S.106 or CIL and not at the direct expense of the developer.

c.   The refusal of the members of the Planning Committee to view the traffic problems already being experienced on Llantrisant Road.

d.   The failure of Cardiff Council to ensure that development is for the good of all, not just the developer.

e.   The failure of Cardiff Council to comply with the spirit of S.16 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

f.   That Cardiff Council has wasted several rare opportunities to secure significant finances for the benefit of the public.

g.   The failure of Cardiff Council to comply with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.  


You can read the full letters setting out why the council's action could amount to maladministration by clicking on the following links; Letter Carwyn Jones, Letter to Cardiff Council

DCA 2017 AGM PDF Print E-mail

The Danescourt Community Association AGM was held 27th March 2017 at St John's Church Hall.  The minutes are reproduced below

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:13
The DCA sympathises as the Coop lets down Pontcanna residents by dropping their Post Office PDF Print E-mail

We were interested to read in the South Wales Echo earlier this week, that the Coop is planning to take over the Pontcanna Stores in Pontcanna Street, which has a large Post Office. The Coop already has a store nearby in Kings Road/Severn Grove. When the Coop takes over the Pontcanna Stores,it plans not to retain the Post Office and the residents are up in arms.

Read more here http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/pontcanna-could-lose-post-office-12701160

Last Updated on Friday, 10 March 2017 16:57
Danescourt Post Office - Latest News PDF Print E-mail

The Post Office in Danescourt - Message from the Chairman of the DCA

As some people will know I have been trying to get the Post Office relocated to a counter within the Co-op. This correspondence has generated upward of 30 emails and at least 25 telephone calls. At one stage I received emails that indicated that the move was going to take place and I thought we had a positive result.

Then, with both parties saying the other party had pulled out of discussions, I tried and I could not get a definitive response. I then wrote to the Chief Executives of the respective organisations directly. I included the petition with a 1000 plus signatures, organised by Judith James, plus letters of support from Councillors, Assembly Members, and Members of Parliament, all to no avail.

The letters I sent, plus the respective responses are now available for you to read.

Thank you to everyone that supported the efforts of the Danescourt Community Association.

Edgar Gibbs

Chair of the Danescourt Community Association

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 21:55

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