Vale Councillors to oppose stadium?

Last updated : 06 June 2003 By Michael Morris

BATTLE plans are being drawn up to fight multi-million pound plans for a new Cardiff City Football Club stadium amid fears they would cause more traffic chaos in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The scheme, which includes a 60,000-seat stadium, 150-bedroom hotel, shops, drive-through restaurant and health club, centres on land to the west and east of Leckwith Road.

The site is just outside the Vale of Glamorgan, where councillors have already signalled their concerns about the possible impact the massive development would have on roads and trade throughout the county borough.

They have already called on the National Assembly to take the decision away from Cardiff County Council and deal with the matter itself.

And they have urged the Cardiff authority to join the Vale in a joint study into traffic problems in the area. Main roads out of Barry, Penarth and Dinas Powys into Cardiff are already clogged with traffic at peak times.

And Vale councillors fear developments like the Ikea store and the international sports village at Ferry Road will pose more serious traffic problems on roads at Cogan and further into the county.