St Edeyrns Village, Cardiff
St Edeyrns Village is a development of 1,250 houses including retail hub and 400 pupil school on the eastern boundary of Cardiff’s urban limits.
The site is located off Junction 30 of the M4 running down to the A48 boundary, covering a total 60 hectares of steep agricultural land leading to level flood plain which lied outside the Local Authorities LDP proposals.
Shear Design were commissioned in 2012 by Persimmon Homes and PMG from Master Planning concept, providing civil engineering design input for site constraints which include significant services, a major river with flood plain, steep site gradients, existing highway infrastructure and established ecological corridors.
The engineering design works incorporate off site Section 278 Highway Works, new primary bus loop road, two on site foul pump stations serving all 1,250 houses with 1km off rising main, 140,000m3 cut/ fill earthworks, SUDS surface water systems with meadow grassed attenuation basins.
Outline planning consent was gained in 2014 followed by Phase 1 reserved matters approval for the first 350 house in 2015.
There has been extensive negotiation with Land Drainage, Ecology and Highway officers as well as engagement with DCWW Welsh Water for requisition and off site drainage improvements.
Works are on site and Shear Design are producing the highway and drainage infrastructure to highway and drainage authority approvals as well as individual plot designs to construction status.