Thursday, September 13, 2007

Park-and-ride plans held up by dormice!

Sep 11 2007 by Ben Glaze, South Wales Echo

A 1,500-SPACE park-and-ride scheme has been delayed after environmental experts discovered rare dormice.

The Echo revealed plans for the £4.1m project off the A48 Eastern Avenue at the Pentwyn Interchange on the outskirts of Cardiff in January, but the proposals have suffered a setback thanks to the little rodents.

Cardiff council hoped the giant car park, on the Llanrumney side of Eastern Avenue, would be ready by April and slash the volume of cars pouring into the city centre.

But the authority must now work with the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) to decide how to deal with the dormice.

Dormice they are so cute!! Such a shame to destroy their habitat. Why concrete over so much land - every thing in moderation evan moderation.

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