Thursday, 31 March 2011


The Welsh Heritage Minister today confimed that Llanishen Reservoir has been placed on the national list of buildings and structures of architectural, engineering or historic interest.  This decision was made because Llanishen reservoir forms the end of a Victorian water supply system stretching from the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff and the three reservoirs at the Brecon end were listed some years ago.  However, it also helps our cause because there will now be a presumption against any development that may damage the structure of the reservoir and surrounding infra-structure.  The embankments of the reservoir are also protected by their status as a Site of Special Scienific Interest for grassland fungi, and together these designations will make it very difficult for any developer to get permission to build on the site.