WITHIN six years, every available housing site within the city of Cardiff would have been used and new sites outside the boundary were essential to overcome the “desperate and urgent” housing needs of the capital, said Mr F Elwyn Jones, QC, at a public enquiry today.
He was appearing for Cardiff City Council appealing against the refusal of Glamorgan County Council to allow development of an 860-acre area at Cwrt-yr-Ala, Leckwith, as an housing estate.
The main objection to the city’s plan for a neighbourhood unit of 5,000 houses on the site was that it takes in part of the green belt, said Mr Elwyn Jones.
“The purpose of a green belt,” he said, “should be as an adorning necklace around a city. Around Cardiff it is a ligature, threatening to throttle the life and development of the city.
“Within a few years Cardiff will no longer have any land on which to build its urgently and sorely-needed houses.” NEWS that copies of the controversial unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be available in Cardiff and Aberdare libraries has met with a mixed reception.
A churchman, the Rev Griffith Jones told the Echo: “I think the literary merit of the novel does not compensate for the somewhat baleful influence it will have, particularly on young people.
“I do not think that Lady Chatterley’s Lover is going to have a constructive influence on the attitude of young people to sex.”
A social worker, Mr Albert George, warden of a club for young people in Aberdare, said his 200 members did not seem unduly concerned whether they read the book or not.
“Personally, I am not very much struck, but I suppose it is a bit of a novelty for some people.”
A headmaster said: “I have my personal views, but I would not impose them on others. I think whether or not pupils read the book is a decision parents should take.”
Members of Cardiff libraries committee were told last night that two copies of a special 15s edition, available in December, would be bought first. Then, if there was sufficient demand a further four copies obtained. SEA breezes and a magnificent view of the Bristol Channel from 150 feet.
That’s what Cardiff Corporation will be offering a few lucky housing applicants when the latest building project is completed. A 16-story block of 75 one-bedroomed flats is to be built on a small plot of land at Channel View, Grangetown. The block will be identical to one of the two blocks of a similar height to be built in Loudoun Square as part of the Butetown redevelopment scheme, as below. MR MICHAEL Foot became Ebbw Vale’s new Labour MP today with a 16,729 majority over his Conservative opponent in a four-cornered fight – a majority only 4,193 fewer than the late Mr Aneurin Bevan had at the general election.
Both the Liberal and the Welsh Nationalist candidates lost their deposits, though the latter received more than 2,000 votes which he had said would make him “quite happy”.
The Conservative saved his deposit by a margin of little under 70 votes.
Speaking after the declaration of the poll, Mr Foot said: “We have fought this campaign on a clear policy of Socialism and a demand for a new foreign policy which repudiates nuclear strategy altogether.” CARDIFF City must be one of the most patriotic sides on the league for so far this season they have worn red, white and blue shirts.
For matches under floodlight City have been preferring their white strips rather than their kit of blue.
But this afternoon at Blackburn, who play in blue and white halves shirts, they had no choice but to play in the unfamiliar colour of red in the match that ended in a 2-2 draw. HOUSEWIVES in Port Talbot who for years have had to keep a careful watch on the direction of the wind when washing is out drying heaved a sigh of relief yesterday.
The Steel Company of Wales announced the Port Talbot melting shop will close within two years and local housewives are hoping their “whites” can now dry without being blackened by clouds of smoke blown from the high stacks of the melting shop.
One of the wives, aptly named Mrs