The community in Whitchurch and Coryton is in shock, after the Hollybush Estates Tenant Association and local Councillors were served a letter from Velindre stating they are seeking to begin clearing the Northern Meadows on Monday the 25th of October.
Sent at 4.20pm on Friday the 22nd of October, the cynical and harmful letter treats the community with contempt, when we have engaged consistently in due process over this matter for over 25 years. Most recently with over 100 individual objections, and 367 signatories opposing planning application 21/01954/MJR on Thursday the 21st of October.
The letter ignores due process, which requires any use of a public right of way to be notified by the relevant ‘authority‘ – Cardiff Council, and has not received planning approval for the application for the discharge of condition 17 – a CEMP for the whole site must be completed before any clearance works begin.
Why is the hospital in charge of notifying the community about clearance? Why are the community the last to know about these significant, destructive developments? And how can clearance begin when planning application 21/01954/MJR, which seeks to give approval to their Construction Environmental Management plan, has not been accepted by the planning department?
We ask that the public, MS’s, MP’s, Councillors, and all community members come together to resist this clearance work, which will kick off years of environmental destruction, traffic chaos, and overspending on a cancer centre which will only increase the risk of harm to seriously ill patients.
The full announcement is forwarded below.