South East Wales

Plans for housing on BBC Wales site unveiled

Image of Taylor Wimpey development for BBC Wales site in Cardiff Image copyright Taylor Wimpey
Image caption The planned development will include an area called The Square

The first images of a proposed new housing development on the site of BBC Wales' current headquarters in Cardiff have been unveiled.

The artist's impressions show how about 400 houses and apartments could look at the Broadcasting House and Ty Oldfield sites in Llandaff.

If given planning approval, work could start in 2018 after the BBC relocates to new headquarters in the city centre.

The images will be shown at a public exhibition in Llandaff on Thursday.

Concerns have been raised by the plans, with Llandaff Society saying the character of the area "will be very difficult to sustain" with so many homes being built.

The Taylor Wimpey development is expected to include a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses.

Image copyright Taylor Wimpey
Image caption Another section of the development is known as the Courtyard
Image copyright Taylor Wimpey
Image caption One and two-bedroom apartments will be among homes built
Image copyright Taylor Wimpey
Image caption About 400 houses and apartments could be built on the BBC's two sites in Llandaff
Image caption Broadcasting House in Cardiff has been home to BBC Cymru Wales since 1966

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