St Mellons fire-hit garden centre's rebuilding plan

The shell of one of the garden centre buildings
Image caption The shell of one of the garden centre buildings a year ago

Plans to rebuild a garden centre in Cardiff have been unveiled, nearly a year after it was almost completely destroyed by fire.

Blooms at St Mellons has been shut since the blaze on 20 November 2013.

Nearby homes were evacuated as 45 fire-fighters took five hours to bring the fire under control.

One the garden centre's main buildings had to be demolished after the fire and the new buildings will be similar to the old ones.

A spokeswoman for the Wyevale Garden Centres group said they had been looking forward to a "positive decision".

"We have been working closely with our landlord in progressing the re-build of Cardiff Blooms following the devastating fire in November 2013," she said.

Cardiff Council planners backed the application earlier last week.

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