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Victory for Womanby Street Campaigners

Plans to build flats on Cardiff’s Womanby Street, that would have put local venues including Clwb Ifor Back under threat, have been withdrawn.

Published: 17 October 2017 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:29 PM
Plans to build flats on Cardiff’s Womanby Street, that would have put local venues including Clwb Ifor Bach under threat, have been withdrawn.
 
Cardiff Council is also to purchase the land adjacent to Clwb Ifor Bach with the intention of leasing it back to them for expansion, and to stop any further development in the area.
 
These victories follow a long campaign by the Save Womanby Street group, supported by local MPs Jo Stevens, Kevin Brennan and Stephen Doughty as well as the MU’s Regional Office in the city.
 
Paul Gray, MU Regional Organiser for Wales & SW England, says:
 
"We are delighted that the Save Womanby Street campaign continues to progress forward so positively, and this latest move by Cardiff Council will ensure that potential building development poses no further threat to Clwb Ifor Bach.
 
“It further sends out a clear message to other developers that this important area of musical and cultural significance is now very much protected.

"This win is testament to the efforts of everyone who has supported the campaign and shows that positive activism works.
 
“It will hopefully inspire venues who may find themselves under threat in other areas to organise and fight back with a similar will."
 
For more information on the MU’s involvement in the campaign, or any other aspect of our work in Wales and South West England, please contact cardiff@theMU.org.

 

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