Saving Cardiff parkland heritage - presentation to Council May 2009

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Given to Cardiff Councillors on 7th May 2009 who were considering the economic impact of parks. Presented by Peter Cox with David Eggleton and Jeanne-Helene Eggleton all members of Bute Parks Alliance (www.buteparksalliance.org)

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  • Origins of the term "charrette"

    Thought to originate from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 19th century, the word charrette is from the French for "little cart" or "chariot." It was not unknown for student architects to continue working furiously, at the last minute, on the illustrations for their design presentations, even while riding in the school cart ("en charrette") through the streets of Paris en route to submit the projects to their professors.[1] Hence, the term metamorphosed into the current design-related usage in conjunction with working right up until a deadline.

    Historically, the term charrette also has been applied to the cart or tumbril used to carry the condemned to the guillotine. See: Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé. For example: Une charrette (...) traînait lentement à la guillotine un homme dont personne ne savait le nom (Anatole France, Les Dieux ont soif, 1912, p. 44) [trans: "a charrette slowly brought to the guillotine a man whose name nobody knew".]See PATRICK M. CONDON, DESIGN CHARRETTES FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES 1, Island Press (2008).

    In the 16th, 17th, and 18th century when travel took long periods, a Charette referred to long carriage rides in which politicians and policy makers would be sequestered together in order to collaborate in solving a set problem over the duration of their journey. This origin is most similar to the current usage of the word in the design world.
  • Saving Cardiff parkland heritage - presentation to Council May 2009

    1. 1. 1 Cardiff Council Scrutiny Committee 7 May 2009
    2. 2. Opening Statement 2
    3. 3. Opening Statement Cardiff Council - as the public inheritors of the Bute Parks - have repeatedly failed to secure their cultural and economic value to the point where their role as exemplary public parks has in some areas been irretrievably lost, and in others is lethally threatened by the imposition of publicly unacceptable policy, petty individual and political agendas .... and ignorance. 2
    4. 4. Opening Statement Cardiff Council - as the public inheritors of the Bute Parks - have repeatedly failed to secure their cultural and economic value to the point where their role as exemplary public parks has in some areas been irretrievably lost, and in others is lethally threatened by the imposition of publicly unacceptable policy, petty individual and political agendas .... and ignorance. "The wide complex [of the Taff Parks] is an asset to the city of incomparable historic , visual and amenity value" Cadw 3rd April 2006 2
    5. 5. Who we are 3
    6. 6. Who we are a collection of individuals with expertise in planning, business development, cultural regeneration, architecture and the built environment, landscape architecture and planning, local history 3
    7. 7. Who we are a collection of individuals with expertise in planning, business development, cultural regeneration, architecture and the built environment, landscape architecture and planning, local history above all, largely local residents, concerned to see the continual and wilful destruction of one of Cardiff's. greatest assets 3
    8. 8. Who we are a collection of individuals with expertise in planning, business development, cultural regeneration, architecture and the built environment, landscape architecture and planning, local history above all, largely local residents, concerned to see the continual and wilful destruction of one of Cardiff's. greatest assets we have developed links and alliances with other interest groups including the BPA, the Civic Society, the Victorian Society, Welsh Historic Gardens Trust 3
    9. 9. Who we are a collection of individuals with expertise in planning, business development, cultural regeneration, architecture and the built environment, landscape architecture and planning, local history above all, largely local residents, concerned to see the continual and wilful destruction of one of Cardiff's. greatest assets we have developed links and alliances with other interest groups including the BPA, the Civic Society, the Victorian Society, Welsh Historic Gardens Trust but today we speak only for ourselves, whilst trying to represent in this presentation the concern of many 3
    10. 10. The Bute Parks 4
    11. 11. The Bute Parks as we call Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields... are not some relict of Georgian philanthropy 4
    12. 12. The Bute Parks as we call Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields... are not some relict of Georgian philanthropy The money to develop them largely came from coal - from the lost lives and intolerable working conditions of countless miners and their families 4
    13. 13. The Bute Parks as we call Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields... are not some relict of Georgian philanthropy The money to develop them largely came from coal - from the lost lives and intolerable working conditions of countless miners and their families They are the most direct representation - apart from street names - in Cardiff of Wales' industrial heritage. 4
    14. 14. The Bute Parks as we call Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields... are not some relict of Georgian philanthropy The money to develop them largely came from coal - from the lost lives and intolerable working conditions of countless miners and their families They are the most direct representation - apart from street names - in Cardiff of Wales' industrial heritage. The Bute's and their parks didn't happen by accident - some might say they were built with blood money. However historians describe it, we'd do well to remember that Cardiff's civic wealth is entirely dependent on others' labour. 4
    15. 15. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" 5
    16. 16. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. 5
    17. 17. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. By 1873 it reached its peak with the work of Andrew Pettigrew 5
    18. 18. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. By 1873 it reached its peak with the work of Andrew Pettigrew But even the Butes' had to eat - in early 20th century they added a vegetable garden 5
    19. 19. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. By 1873 it reached its peak with the work of Andrew Pettigrew But even the Butes' had to eat - in early 20th century they added a vegetable garden 1947 some of the land was given other parts purchased with ratepayers money. 5
    20. 20. "Bute Park is a microcosm of the history of Cardiff as a settlement" It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. In 1924 Council plans to drive a By 1873 it reached its peak with the roadway through the park were defeated work of Andrew Pettigrew "an act of vandalism. In 2008 the Council gave itself permission to build a But even the Butes' had to eat - in early roadway and bridge for 40 ton lorries 20th century they added a vegetable through Bute Park. garden 1947 some of the land was given other parts purchased with ratepayers money. 5
    21. 21. Sophia Gardens 6
    22. 22. Sophia Gardens Bute Estate spent £15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 6
    23. 23. Sophia Gardens Bute Estate spent £15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 In March 1987 it "will be a place for public assembly for the people of Cardiff" 6
    24. 24. Sophia Gardens Bute Estate spent £15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 In March 1987 it "will be a place for public assembly for the people of Cardiff" 24 acres landscaped by Alexander Roos as a Continental garden 6
    25. 25. Sophia Gardens Bute Estate spent £15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 In March 1987 it "will be a place for public assembly for the people of Cardiff" 24 acres landscaped by Alexander Roos as a Continental garden Opened to public to compensate for closure of the castle grounds 6
    26. 26. Sophia Gardens Bute Estate spent £15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 In March 1987 it "will be a place for public assembly for the people of Cardiff" 24 acres landscaped by Alexander Roos as a Continental garden Opened to public to compensate for closure of the castle grounds First municipal park in Cardiff - pleasure ground, ornamental lake and walks, fountains and many other features now lost. 6
    27. 27. Pontcanna Fields 7
    28. 28. Pontcanna Fields In 1860 intended to extend to Llandaff Cathedral acquired in 1879 7
    29. 29. Pontcanna Fields In 1860 intended to extend to Llandaff Cathedral acquired in 1879 Laid out in 1901 - including features such as the Lime Avenue 7
    30. 30. Pontcanna Fields In 1860 intended to extend to Llandaff Cathedral acquired in 1879 Laid out in 1901 - including features such as the Lime Avenue In 1947 swimming pool exists 7
    31. 31. Pontcanna Fields In 1860 intended to extend to Llandaff Cathedral acquired in 1879 Laid out in 1901 - including features such as the Lime Avenue In 1947 swimming pool exists The avenue was cut by Western Avenue and the College developed on part of the parkland 7
    32. 32. Llandaff Fields 8
    33. 33. Llandaff Fields Vociferous local campaign in 1898 to prevent develop and bring into public ownership 8
    34. 34. Llandaff Fields Vociferous local campaign in 1898 to prevent develop and bring into public ownership Contributors included the Thomsons who in 1912 gifted Thomson Park to the city 8
    35. 35. Llandaff Fields Vociferous local campaign in 1898 to prevent develop and bring into public ownership Contributors included the Thomsons who in 1912 gifted Thomson Park to the city Originally landscaped with fountain, pool, rockery and fern dell 8
    36. 36. What has happened? Just since 1942 9
    37. 37. 10
    38. 38. 11
    39. 39. 12 Sophia Gardens
    40. 40. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking
    41. 41. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango
    42. 42. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango Bowling Club - enclosed space, low quality building loss of public access
    43. 43. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango Bowling Club - enclosed space, low quality building loss of public access GCC - 'village cricket' green of open aspect now private company with low quality stadium building
    44. 44. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango Bowling Club - enclosed space, low quality building loss of public access GCC - 'village cricket' green of open aspect now private company with low quality stadium building Car parking, much of it contrary to Council's own policies
    45. 45. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango Bowling Club - enclosed space, low quality building loss of public access GCC - 'village cricket' green of open aspect now private company with low quality stadium building Car parking, much of it contrary to Council's own policies No elements of original parkland qualities
    46. 46. 12 Sophia Gardens - essentially destroyed by a combination of buildings and car parking Welsh Institute of Sports - quango Bowling Club - enclosed space, low quality building loss of public access GCC - 'village cricket' green of open aspect now private company with low quality stadium building Car parking, much of it contrary to Council's own policies No elements of original parkland qualities Strong argument that it should no longer be registered
    47. 47. 13 Bute Park
    48. 48. 13 Bute Park Substantial areas used (and impacted by) large scale public events
    49. 49. 13 Bute Park Substantial areas used (and impacted by) large scale public events Nursery now seen as an industrial installation
    50. 50. 13 Bute Park Substantial areas used (and impacted by) large scale public events Nursery now seen as an industrial installation Council has given itself permission to build roadways for 40 ton lorries
    51. 51. 13 Bute Park Substantial areas used (and impacted by) large scale public events Nursery now seen as an industrial installation Council has given itself permission to build roadways for 40 ton lorries Includes a massive bridge that substantially impacts on park's qualities
    52. 52. 13 Bute Park Substantial areas used (and impacted by) large scale public events Nursery now seen as an industrial installation Council has given itself permission to build roadways for 40 ton lorries Includes a massive bridge that substantially impacts on park's qualities Conversion and extension of domestic building (lodge house) to information centre
    53. 53. 14 Pontcanna Fields
    54. 54. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings
    55. 55. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site
    56. 56. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site Large car park and low quality sports building (Fields Park Road)
    57. 57. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site Large car park and low quality sports building (Fields Park Road) Low quality 'Pedal Power' building
    58. 58. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site Large car park and low quality sports building (Fields Park Road) Low quality 'Pedal Power' building Majority of land lost to public use for two years as a result of the National Eisteddfod (who have publicly said they want to return)
    59. 59. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site Large car park and low quality sports building (Fields Park Road) Low quality 'Pedal Power' building Majority of land lost to public use for two years as a result of the National Eisteddfod (who have publicly said they want to return) Used for other, non public events, eg polo
    60. 60. 14 Pontcanna Fields Large areas inaccessible for public use - Riding School - also large, industrial/farm buildings Large caravan site Large car park and low quality sports building (Fields Park Road) Low quality 'Pedal Power' building Majority of land lost to public use for two years as a result of the National Eisteddfod (who have publicly said they want to return) Used for other, non public events, eg polo Lime Avenue visually despoiled by unnecessary and legally irrelevant yellow lines
    61. 61. 15 Llandaff Fields
    62. 62. 15 Llandaff Fields Major encroachment on Northern boundary - small scale development at WJEC replaced by office block/s that make no recognition of their location
    63. 63. 15 Llandaff Fields Major encroachment on Northern boundary - small scale development at WJEC replaced by office block/s that make no recognition of their location New building opens argument for more commercial 'in-filling' along Western Avenue
    64. 64. 16 The net effect?
    65. 65. 17 Conspiracy, intention or ineptitude?
    66. 66. 17 Conspiracy, intention or ineptitude? Each part of the visionary swathe of parks has been eroded in cultural, historic and amenity value
    67. 67. 17 Conspiracy, intention or ineptitude? Each part of the visionary swathe of parks has been eroded in cultural, historic and amenity value Conspiracy or cock-up? Certainly lack of strategic vision, planning and widespread ignorance
    68. 68. 17 Conspiracy, intention or ineptitude? Each part of the visionary swathe of parks has been eroded in cultural, historic and amenity value Conspiracy or cock-up? Certainly lack of strategic vision, planning and widespread ignorance Council policy is said to be about "maximising income" "maximising civic kudos" ie political self-aggrandisement
    69. 69. 17 Conspiracy, intention or ineptitude? Each part of the visionary swathe of parks has been eroded in cultural, historic and amenity value Council have failed to uphold the civic values of its predecessors, lost sight of Conspiracy or cock-up? Certainly lack of the visionary purpose of a unique civic strategic vision, planning and asset, failed - and continue to fail - to widespread ignorance understand the community harm that will result from the destruction of the Council policy is said to be about qualities of the Bite Parks "maximising income" "maximising civic kudos" ie political self-aggrandisement
    70. 70. 18
    71. 71. 19 The real costs?
    72. 72. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised income" means destroying through intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a prime event
    73. 73. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised income" means destroying through intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a prime event The whole is a fragile concept:
    74. 74. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised income" means destroying through intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a prime event The whole is a fragile concept: The WIS and CCC do - as predicted - have a profound effect on both Bute Park and in Pontcanna Fields
    75. 75. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised income" means destroying through intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a prime event The whole is a fragile concept: The WIS and CCC do - as predicted - have a profound effect on both Bute Park and in Pontcanna Fields One Eisteddfod kills huge areas of publicly accessible parkland for two years - patterns of use will have changed, maybe irredeemably
    76. 76. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised The caravan park led to 'pedal income" means destroying through power'; a sports pavilion led to the intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park scout hut; planners will have to fight - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a to secure the 'green belt gap' prime event The whole is a fragile concept: The WIS and CCC do - as predicted - have a profound effect on both Bute Park and in Pontcanna Fields One Eisteddfod kills huge areas of publicly accessible parkland for two years - patterns of use will have changed, maybe irredeemably
    77. 77. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised The caravan park led to 'pedal income" means destroying through power'; a sports pavilion led to the intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park scout hut; planners will have to fight - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a to secure the 'green belt gap' prime event The WJEC 'upgrading' will lead to The whole is a fragile concept: demands for 'completing the facade' The WIS and CCC do - as predicted - have a profound effect on both Bute Park and in Pontcanna Fields One Eisteddfod kills huge areas of publicly accessible parkland for two years - patterns of use will have changed, maybe irredeemably
    78. 78. 19 The real costs? Every public event removes amenity for the public, affects the environment, and pursuing the goal of 'maximised The caravan park led to 'pedal income" means destroying through power'; a sports pavilion led to the intrusion (bridge/roadways etc) the park scout hut; planners will have to fight - Irony that the RHS garden Festival is a to secure the 'green belt gap' prime event The WJEC 'upgrading' will lead to The whole is a fragile concept: demands for 'completing the facade' The WIS and CCC do - as predicted - The development of the nursery as a have a profound effect on both Bute commercial/industrial facility will lead Park and in Pontcanna Fields to further development demands "in One Eisteddfod kills huge areas of order to improve efficiency, sustain publicly accessible parkland for two financial viability" years - patterns of use will have changed, maybe irredeemably
    79. 79. 20 But it's the whole that brings value
    80. 80. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of Cardiff - say £450M
    81. 81. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of Cardiff - say £450M The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 council revenue
    82. 82. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of Cardiff - say £450M The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 council revenue The people who live in the area are 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to the local economy: more likely to shop locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their community than others
    83. 83. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of Cardiff - say £450M The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 council revenue The people who live in the area are 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to the local economy: more likely to shop locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their community than others The local environment - parks + city centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    84. 84. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of The whole brings environmental assets, Cardiff - say £450M health and well being, is a major tourist The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 attraction council revenue The people who live in the area are 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to the local economy: more likely to shop locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their community than others The local environment - parks + city centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    85. 85. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of The whole brings environmental assets, Cardiff - say £450M health and well being, is a major tourist The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 attraction council revenue As a whole, its parks are a reflection of a The people who live in the area are community's sense of its self-worth 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to the local economy: more likely to shop locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their community than others The local environment - parks + city centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    86. 86. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of The whole brings environmental assets, Cardiff - say £450M health and well being, is a major tourist The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 attraction council revenue As a whole, its parks are a reflection of a The people who live in the area are community's sense of its self-worth 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to The value that the Bute Parks brings is the local economy: more likely to shop fragile locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their community than others The local environment - parks + city centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    87. 87. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of The whole brings environmental assets, Cardiff - say £450M health and well being, is a major tourist The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 attraction council revenue As a whole, its parks are a reflection of a The people who live in the area are community's sense of its self-worth 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to The value that the Bute Parks brings is the local economy: more likely to shop fragile locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their It is perception led - it is founded on community than others trust with the council The local environment - parks + city centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    88. 88. 20 But it's the whole that brings value Pontcanna houses have a huge value uplift compared with other areas of The whole brings environmental assets, Cardiff - say £450M health and well being, is a major tourist The parks effect may mean +- £900,000 attraction council revenue As a whole, its parks are a reflection of a The people who live in the area are community's sense of its self-worth 'high-earners" inevitably adding value to The value that the Bute Parks brings is the local economy: more likely to shop fragile locally, be environmentally aware, possibly more involved in their It is perception led - it is founded on community than others trust with the council The local environment - parks + city It will be easily destroyed centre accessibility - brings creative, innovative, cultural businesses
    89. 89. 21 The Council's role
    90. 90. 21 The Council's role Planning - Conservation status - is not protecting the parks: officers are powerful, members do not intercede
    91. 91. 21 The Council's role Planning - Conservation status - is not protecting the parks: officers are powerful, members do not intercede If there is 'a plan' then it's a very secret one - FOI disclosures show a lack of strategic thinking, interdepartmental rivalry amongst officers, political leaders who don't
    92. 92. 21 The Council's role Planning - Conservation status - is not protecting the parks: officers are powerful, members do not intercede If there is 'a plan' then it's a very secret one - FOI disclosures show a lack of strategic thinking, interdepartmental rivalry amongst officers, political leaders who don't Bad decisions are embedded and fought for long after reasoned reconsideration suggests that they should be reconsidered
    93. 93. 21 The Council's role Planning - Conservation status - is not protecting the parks: officers are Actions suggest that there is ignorance - powerful, members do not intercede at best lip-service - to the ethos of public places, even more to the cultural, If there is 'a plan' then it's a very secret heritage, health and environmental one - FOI disclosures show a lack of importance of parks in general and the strategic thinking, interdepartmental Bute Parks in particular rivalry amongst officers, political leaders who don't Bad decisions are embedded and fought for long after reasoned reconsideration suggests that they should be reconsidered
    94. 94. 21 The Council's role Planning - Conservation status - is not protecting the parks: officers are Actions suggest that there is ignorance - powerful, members do not intercede at best lip-service - to the ethos of public places, even more to the cultural, If there is 'a plan' then it's a very secret heritage, health and environmental one - FOI disclosures show a lack of importance of parks in general and the strategic thinking, interdepartmental Bute Parks in particular rivalry amongst officers, political leaders who don't The council - through its members and officers - cultivates processes to serve Bad decisions are embedded and its own (?) ends, not those of civic well- fought for long after reasoned being or public involvement reconsideration suggests that they should be reconsidered
    95. 95. 22 Why do anything now?
    96. 96. 22 Why do anything now? The very existence of the ethos of the Bute Parks has been eroded it may be too late to rescue its important values and features
    97. 97. 22 Why do anything now? The very existence of the ethos of the Bute Parks has been eroded it may be too late to rescue its important values and features Bute Parks - will be profoundly impacted by the bridge/roadways scheme - opens floodgates for eventual destruction
    98. 98. 22 Why do anything now? The very existence of the ethos of the Bute Parks has been eroded it may be too late to rescue its important values and features Bute Parks - will be profoundly impacted by the bridge/roadways scheme - opens floodgates for eventual destruction Sophia Gardens is lost
    99. 99. 22 Why do anything now? The very existence of the ethos of the Bute Parks has been eroded it may be too late to rescue its important values and features Bute Parks - will be profoundly impacted by the bridge/roadways scheme - opens floodgates for eventual destruction Sophia Gardens is lost Pontcanna Fields is out of action - future fragile
    100. 100. 22 Why do anything now? The very existence of the ethos of the Bute Parks has been eroded it may be too late to rescue its important values and features Bute Parks - will be profoundly impacted Llandaff Fields - seriously impacted by by the bridge/roadways scheme - opens recent planning decisions - now a major floodgates for eventual destruction cause for concern Sophia Gardens is lost Pontcanna Fields is out of action - future fragile
    101. 101. 23 Suggestions
    102. 102. 23 Suggestions We support the BPA's call for a moratorium on actions that will further impact on the Bute Parks
    103. 103. 23 Suggestions We support the BPA's call for a moratorium on actions that will further impact on the Bute Parks We suggest that the council supports a charrette to help inform and develop a policy for the future of the Bute Parks
    104. 104. 23 Suggestions We support the BPA's call for a moratorium on actions that will further impact on the Bute Parks We suggest that the council supports a charrette to help inform and develop a policy for the future of the Bute Parks That, as well as involving the public in that, undertake a full ranging, genuine consultation on the results
    105. 105. 23 Suggestions We support the BPA's call for a moratorium on actions that will further impact on the Bute Parks We suggest that the council supports a charrette to help inform and develop a policy for the future of the Bute Parks That, as well as involving the public in that, undertake a full ranging, genuine consultation on the results Then put clear options forward
    106. 106. 23 Suggestions We support the BPA's call for a moratorium on actions that will further impact on the Bute Parks We suggest that the council supports a charrette to help inform and develop a policy for the future of the Bute Parks That, as well as involving the public in that, undertake a full ranging, genuine consultation on the results Then put clear options forward Mandate policies based on those agreed options
    107. 107. 24 We have a once in a life-time opportunity ?
    108. 108. 24 We have a once in a life-time opportunity ? do we want to rescue and revive the vision of our forebears?
    109. 109. 24 We have a once in a life-time opportunity ? do we want to rescue and revive the vision of our forebears? do we accept that the council is both responsible for its mistakes, and liable as representatives of its citizens, to put them right?
    110. 110. 24 We have a once in a life-time opportunity ? do we want to rescue and revive the vision of our forebears? do we accept that the council is both responsible for its mistakes, and liable as representatives of its citizens, to put them right? In the absence of local elections for some time, this committee is probably the last hope for the Bute Parks
    111. 111. 25

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