On the 7th of December 2021 Velindre will continue what we perceive to be enabling works on the Northern Meadows, with permission from Cardiff Council to drill in the Forest Farm Nature Reserve.
From January 2022, developers will be felling and trimming up to 95 trees, the majority of which are within Forest Farm boundaries, leading to an environmental disaster in Cardiff.
Join us and call on the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council to act now to stop this disaster!Forest farm is a much loved protected green open space which is owned and managed for the people of Cardiff by Cardiff Council. We are calling on Cardiff Council as the owners of the land, and the Welsh Government as the funders of Velindre’s enabling works to step in and stop the destruction of our trees and natural open spaces.
The felling of these trees is the first stage of the construction of a new Velindre Cancer Centre which is being built as a stand-alone facility on the Northen Meadows.Though the medical model is a separate concern, the medical risks provide context to the whole issue. The majority of NHS staff have long argued for this new Cancer Centre to be co-located with an acute hospital for patient safety reasons. More information is available at Co-Locate Velindre.
Over the course of four years of construction, hundreds and hundreds of trees will be felled, and the twenty-three acre Northern Meadows, recently described by Iolo Williams as one of the last wild green spaces in Cardiff, will be destroyed. Listen to what Iolo had to say about the meadows here.
Sign our petition and ask the leaders of the Council and the Welsh Government to intervene and end this disaster project.
Join us to resist the destruction.
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