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Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is a district and community in the east of the city of Cardiff, Wales, lying between the village of Old St Mellons
Old St Mellons
and the A48 road
A48 road
to Newport.

Contents

1 History 2 Today 3 Proposed expansion 4 Community

4.1 School

5 Transport 6 Sport 7 Local services 8 Local Council

8.1 Representation

9 Government

9.1 National Assembly 9.2 Westminster

10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is the Welsh for "Bridge of Trees". Lying east-west along the foot of the hills of the South Wales
Wales
valleys, with Caerphilly directly north, the area is defined by a series of hills, intersected by shallow valleys created by streams which feed as tributaries into the Rhymney River. Once a part of an area made up of several farms in Llanedeyrn, Pontprennau
Pontprennau
was designated in the 1970s for residential development, with the M4 Motorway
M4 Motorway
Junction 30 developed for the purpose. It has expanded greatly since the early 1990s, driven primarily by private sector housing, and then corporate offices on Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate.[1] The Pontprennau
Pontprennau
community was created from part of the Llanedeyrn
Llanedeyrn
ward of the previously existing St Mellons
St Mellons
community in 1996. The remaining part of the St Mellons
St Mellons
community became Old St Mellons.[2] Today[edit] According to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Census 2001, there were 8,037 people living in Pontprennau. However, this has expanded greatly since, due to sustained housing development both in West Pontprennau
Pontprennau
and on further pieces of unused land. There are now only two sites remaining within the area with potential to be developed. The first is to the east in a plot east of the linkroad between Pontprenau and Old St Mellons. Scheduled to provide an additional 50 or more houses, this has now been turned down twice on planning permission. Developments further east would be barred, due to the scheduled green land space between Cardiff
Cardiff
and Newport, in which Old St Mellons
Old St Mellons
lies. Proposed expansion[edit] A proposed major expansion of the area to the west by the Welsh Assembly Government is opposed by Cardiff
Cardiff
Council. This would see a development by Redrow plc
Redrow plc
of a further 4,000 houses in the farmland lying between Pontprennau
Pontprennau
and Lisvane. However, since the late-2000s financial crisis, and with apartments lying empty in Cardiff
Cardiff
Bay and the councils pressing for development of brown field sites within the city first, development is delayed with no timescale.[3] In July 2012, Cardiff
Cardiff
Council's preferred new Local Development Plan was released. The plan proposed 45,000 new homes to be built in Cardiff
Cardiff
by 2026, allowing the city's population to rise by a quarter to more than 400,000. The proposal encompasses: 7,500 homes in a new suburb west of Pentrebane; 2,000 homes on land north of junction 33 on the M4; and 6,000 west and 2,000 east of Pontprennau.[4] The Pontprennau
Pontprennau
development would extend:

West: 6,000 homes between Pontprennau
Pontprennau
to Lisvane, stretching as far north as the M4 East: 2,000 homes in the green land, defined by a border south of the M4 and east to the border with Newport, connecting or subsumming Pontprennau
Pontprennau
and Old St Mellons

Community[edit] East Pontprennau, adjacent to the M4 motorway
M4 motorway
junction 30, is the commercial sector of the development, housing Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate Business Park, Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate services, and Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate Retail Park. The 100 acres (40 ha) business park provides office accommodation to regional representation for many multinational companies and is also home to the Emergency Control Centre for South Wales, as well as the fire training centre. The retail park is home to a large 24/7 Asda supermarket and petrol station,[5] a B&Q DIY store, a McDonald's restaurant and several home furniture stores.

Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Community Church Centre

Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Community Centre

Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate services

Asda
Asda
supermarket in Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate Retail Park

Central Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is mainly devoted to housing development. The northern edge and highest point in the community is where the community centre, the church, Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Primary School and Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Medical Centre are located. At the bottom of the hill is the western edge, which has a small commercial area, with a large proportion of the land dedicated to industrial use now being converted to private sector housing. It also houses Pontprennau's only public house, a Waitrose
Waitrose
supermarket, and a Spire Healthcare
Spire Healthcare
hospital. West Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is the newest of the three areas. It consists mainly of residential housing, but it also contains an Aldi
Aldi
supermarket and Cyncoed
Cyncoed
Medical Centre, which transferred from Cyncoed
Cyncoed
to Pontprennau in 2005. School[edit] The long-awaited Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Primary school opened in September 2015. It is a 2 Form of Entry school with 48 full-time equivalent nursery places. The school was completed in two phases. The first phase was ready in time for the school year starting September 2015. At this stage the school had two reception classs plus a nursery. The school was then fully open in time for the school year commencing September 2016. The school will grow year on year with the 2015 Reception classes progressing to Year One from September 2016, Year Two from September 2017, and so on, with new intakes of nursery and reception children each year. The establishment of a primary school within Pontprennau
Pontprennau
aims to stop the over subscription of children attending schools in Lisvane
Lisvane
and Llanishen. This project forms part of Cardiff
Cardiff
Councils 21st Century Schools Programme which is 50% funding by Welsh Government. Transport[edit] Pontprennau
Pontprennau
has good transportation links, being located next to the M4 motorway
M4 motorway
junction 30. Public transport is provided by Cardiff
Cardiff
Bus, which serves Pontprennau
Pontprennau
with services 57 and 58, with buses running approximately every 7–8 minutes during peak time, taking around 40 minutes to reach Central Station via Pentwyn, Llanedeyrn, Penylan
Penylan
and Roath, and by NAT Group which operates the X1 bus. On the council's bicycle network plan, Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is linked directly to the city centre via onroad routes via Pentwyn. However, to the south a gravel trail path runs along the flood plain of the Rhymney River on the Llanrumney
Llanrumney
side of the A48 link road, which is easily accessible via tarmac paths which run north-south within the Pontprennau
Pontprennau
community. The Rhymney River
Rhymney River
trail gives both walkers and cyclists easy access to the Newport Road both west and east of Llanrumney, and hence via the eastern entrance through Llanrumney Bowls club to the extensive retail park on Newport Road West. Pontprennau
Pontprennau
has never had a railway station, and is equi-distant at around 5 miles (8.0 km) from both Cardiff
Cardiff
Central and Newport. The nearest airport is Cardiff, a distance of 16 miles (26 km). Sport[edit] The field is the home of the " Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Pumas", the local football team, running two adult teams in the Cardiff
Cardiff
Combination Leagues. They also have teams at under 12's and under 11's. The club are sponsored by Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate Business Park.[6] Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Community Centre playing fields (allocated to the school, but open for community use) provides one of many "green-grass-expanse" family activity areas within the community, and a standard sized football field. Local services[edit] Police Station

Llanedeyrn
Llanedeyrn
Police Station, The Maelfa, Llanedeyrn.

Fire Station

Roath
Roath
Fire Station, Colchester Avenue.

GP Surgeries

Cyncoed
Cyncoed
Medical Practice, Darlington Drive, Pontprennau. The Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Medical Centre, 33 Kenmare Mews.

Dentist

Elisha Dental Care, 31 Kenmare Mews, Pontprennau.

Pharmacies/Chemists

Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Medical Centre, Kenmare Mews, Pontprennau. Asda
Asda
Pharmacy, Derring Road, Pontprennau.

Post Office

Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Office @ Asda, Derring Road, Pontprennau.

Community Centre

Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Community Education Centre, Heol Pontprennau, Pontprennau. The community centre houses a children's playgroup, and it is used by local political representatives for residents' surgeries.

Church

The church has suite of meeting rooms, a coffee shop, and a lounge. The coffee shop (PCs) is open every week day from 10.00 to 14.00. Highfields Church Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is an evangelical church that meets every Sunday morning at 9.30am for coffee and 10am for the main service. It is located in Corpus Christi High School on Ty Draw Road.

Library

There is no library located in Pontprennau, but a mobile library service visits once a week.[7]

Leisure Centre

Pentwyn Leisure Centre, Bryn Celyn Road, Pentwyn.

Supermarket

Aldi Lidl Asda
Asda
at Cardiff
Cardiff
Gate Retail Park Waitrose

Local Council[edit] Cardiff
Cardiff
Council the local authority which covers Pontprennau, the main council offices are at County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff. Representation[edit] Pontprennau
Pontprennau
& Old St. Mellons is an electoral division located in the North East of Cardiff. It is represented by Dianne Rees of the Welsh Conservative Party, and Georgina Phillips of Welsh Labour.[8] Government[edit] National Assembly[edit] Pontprennau
Pontprennau
is in the Cardiff
Cardiff
North constituency for the National Assembly for Wales, represented by Julie Morgan
Julie Morgan
AM, a member of the Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
Party. Westminster[edit] Cardiff
Cardiff
North has been represented since 2017 by Anna McMorrin
Anna McMorrin
MP, a member of the Labour Party. References[edit]

^ History of Pontprennau ^ "STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 1996 No. 494 The Cardiff
Cardiff
(St. Mellons Community) Order 1996". UK Stationery Office. Retrieved 2018-02-13.  ^ James, David (February 11, 2010). "Battle is on over city's green space". South Wales
Wales
Echo. Retrieved 2012-01-31.  ^ " Cardiff
Cardiff
earmarks space for 45,000 new homes by 2026". BBC Wales. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.  ^ Asda
Asda
Pentwyn ^ " Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Pumas". Pontprennau
Pontprennau
Pumas. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2010-05-10.  ^ Cardiff
Cardiff
Libraries ^ "Election results for the division of Pontprennau
Pontprennau
& Old St Mellons / Pontprennau
Pontprennau
a Phentref Llaneirwg". Cardiff
Cardiff
Council. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

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