Backlash at Whitchurch’s Northern Meadows plans

A walker enjoys the fresh air at Whitchurch’s Northern Meadows in Cardiff. The 23-acre site of meadow, ancient trees, shrub and grassland are under threat by the proposed construction of the £180 million Velindre Cancer Centre.

The redevelopment is being protested by the local community who say that the Northern Meadows have provided them with access to green space. There are over 300 households in local community without a garden.

The Save The Northern Meadows campaign was recently launched to help fight the plans. Their aim is to see the incorporation of the Northern Meadows into the nearby Nature Reserve and secure it for future generations. In a recent survey of 400 residents, 91% of participants said that they were against the development of the hospital on the site.

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Words and image by Caitlin Bolt, BA Photojournalism

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