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Cardiff jobs and business round-up

More than 32,000 jobs and 26,400 new homes could be delivered in Cardiff by 2036 if Cardiff Council agrees its ‘preferred strategy' for the Replacement Local Development Plan (RDLP).

The Council's Cabinet will take a report on the RDLP at its meeting on Thursday, June 22. It recommends that the cabinet consults on a "preferred strategy" which proposes a 1% annual growth rate for housing each year up until 2036. If approved, the report will then go to the full council on June 29 for consideration.

The report and associated documents state that all 26,400 homes required in the RDLP can be delivered through existing planning permissions, or on land which is already identified for new development in the current local development plan.

If approved the RDLP could also see 6,000 affordable homes built across the city over the lifetime of the plan.

If the cabinet approves the recommendation, the council will run a 10-week consultation over the summer, four weeks longer than the legally-binding minimum required by Welsh Government guidance. This consultation will include face-to-face drop-in sessions across the city and stakeholder workshops to gather views.

A local development plan is a strategic land-use document setting out detailed policies to control development, identifying areas for protection and promoting 'greenfield' and ‘brownfield' sites to ensure the growth of the city can be managed sustainably.

◼️ More than 100 local businesses and organisations from the public, private and third sector attended the first One Planet Cardiff Summit, hosted by Cardiff Council at Techniquest in Cardiff Bay,

Some 23% of the 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions generated annually in Cardiff is produced by the commercial and industrial sectors.

And today's (Tuesday 13 June) event enabled them to learn from some of the innovative local businesses that are already significantly reducing their carbon footprint, and explore how they too can help accelerate Cardiff towards a carbon neutral future.

Cardiff Council cabinet member for climate change, Councillor Caro Wild, said: "There are already lots of local businesses, organisations, and individuals doing brilliant work to reduce their emissions - but alongside that expertise and knowledge there's also a lot of energy and enthusiasm, so getting all those people into one room today will help develop partnerships that can act as a catalyst for even more urgent action."

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