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Cardiff expansion: Deputy leader says plan means jobs

Councillors in Cardiff have approved plans for the largest expansion of the city for more than half a century.

The project will see more than 45,000 new homes built by 2026, with the Welsh capital's population predicted to top 400,000.

The blueprint also sets out investment in public transport after a warning traffic will rise by a third, increasing journey times by 40%.

More bus lanes will be introduced as the council attempts to reduce reliance on cars.

Ralph Cook, deputy leader of Labour-led Cardiff council, oversaw the process and told Oliver Hides he was not entirely happy with the response of opposition parties.

  • 26 Oct 2012
  • From the section Wales