Completed petition Save the trees and ground in Roath Mill and Roath Brook Gardens before it's too late

As local residents, we believe that the planned flood works in Roath Mill Gardens and Roath Brook Gardens in Penylan, Cardiff are unnecessarily destructive.

We have seen the devastation of Waterloo Gardens and oppose Phase 3 of Natural Resources Wales' Roath Flood Scheme, which will widen the brook in Roath Mill and Roath Brook Gardens and see the felling of over 30 trees in an area where there has never been any flooding in the past.

We want to save the trees and ground in Roath Mill Gardens and Roath Brook Gardens in order to preserve the character of the area, minimise ecological damage and protect the habitats of our local wildlife.

We believe that Natural Resources Wales have not properly considered all options available, have misled the public with inaccurate figures during their consultation period and that it is, in fact unnecessary to bulldoze park grounds in order to widen the channel of the brook and remove mature trees in the process.

​We call on the Welsh Government to urge National Resources Wales to stop work at Roath Mill and Roath Brook Gardens and consider the other viable options available to mitigate the perceived flood risk to this area.

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The Petitions Committee decided not to refer this petition for a debate

The Committee decided to carry out its own detailed scrutiny of this issue, instead of referring the petition for a debate.

The Committee took detailed evidence from the petitioners and Natural Resources Wales and monitored developments. It closed the petition in June 2020 on the basis that the campaigners had succeeded in their aim to have the flood risk reassessed and because Natural Resources Wales does not intend to undertake further work at the current time.