Monday, 20 July 2020

DCWW Plans for Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs

Today Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water (DCWW) has released its proposed plans for Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs.  These are available to view at the following website:

A summary document is also being circulated by post and this can be viewed by clicking here.

The first stage of the process is a public consultation period which will last for four weeks and ends on Monday 17th August 2020.  DCWW would appreciate any feedback from the local community about its plans and subsequently they may be revised in the light of these comments before a full planning application is submitted to Cardiff Council in September.

Of course there will also be an opportunity to make representations to Cardiff Council when the final planning application is submitted in September.

Comments may be made either using an online form at the above website or by emailing

Monday, 22 June 2020

Reservoir Update - May 2020

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water issued a newsletter in May dealing with the progress of work at the reservoirs.  Quite a few people seem not to have received it so you can access it here.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Drainage work in Lisvane meadows and woods

We were upset to learn at the end of last week that Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water are currently putting a new drainage ditch through three Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) on the north side of Lisvane reservoir.  It is claimed that this work is being done on the grounds of reservoir safety, but it is hard to understand why this has not been considered essential for the past 30 years and has to be carried out now at the height of the breeding season for birds and many other animals.  Trees in Llanishen Reservoir wood and Coed Ty Llwyd are being felled and removed by heavy machinery.  No advance information was provided to the local community about the plans to undertake this work, and many people are concerned about the damage being caused to the local environment and wildlife.