No2 Articulated Lorry bridge/road into Bute Park

We demand the Heritage Lottery Fund reconsider their view that "a new bridge over the docks feeder to provide access into the park from North Road is as an essential element of the Bute Park Restoration Project" and that they do NOT make the road a condition for a grant for the Bute Park Restoration Project.
Bute Park is one of the largest city centre parks in the UK, providing the setting for Cardiff Castle, and listed on the Cadw/ICOMOS Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales as grade I.

We ask the Heritage Lottery fund  to keep articulated lorries out of the park all together. The nursery can be moved and large events held elsewhere.  We believe Cardiff's heritage isn't safe with the Heritage Lottery Fund. We ask that they reconsider their position and support the public to oppose and halt the bridge and road being built through this tranquil area of the park with memorial trees.

A number of memorial trees will require CROWN management! Besides trees already felled and more to go, about 43 trees in all are to be pruned ...chopped back to let articulated lorries pass in what was a tranquil part of the park designated for memorial trees!!! 43 lollipop trees!!! This and the bridge/road and articulated lories will totally destroy the integrity of the park.  More info
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We, the undersigned demand the Heritage Lottery Fund change their view that "a new bridge over the docks feeder to provide access into the park from North Road is as an essential element of the Bute Park Restoration Project" and that they do NOT make the road a condition for a grant for the Bute Park Restoration Project.

Bute Park is one of the largest city centre parks in the UK, providing the setting for Cardiff Castle, and listed on the Cadw/ICOMOS Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales as grade I.

We ask the Heritage Lottery fund  to keep articulated lorries out of the park all together. The nursery can be moved and large events held elsewhere.  We believe Cardiff's heritage isn't safe with the Heritage Lottery Fund. We ask that they reconsider their position and oppose and halt the bridge and road being built through this tranquil area of the park with memorial trees.

A number of memorial trees will require CROWN management! Besides trees already felled and more to go, about 43 trees in all are to be pruned ...chopped back to let articulated lorries pass in what was a tranquil part of the park designated for memorial trees!!! 43 lollipop trees!!! This and the bridge/road and articulated lories will totally destroy the integrity of the park. 
emember that nowadays the key document protecting anything listed is its Conservation Plan, which relies on identifying the unique or at least special characteristics of the place, & focuses on protecting them; in this case the calm in the city, relations between open & wooded areas, the quality of the trees, etc. would be included. I would point out the following:

1) the scale & situation of the road servicing the nursery is disproportionate & inappropriate for a Grade 1 listed landscape, as it will destroy the qualities that give it those characteristics responsible for getting it that listing. Why on earth is the National Heritage Fund wanting to provide for articulated lorries to service a nursery? Councillors have assured us that they do not intend having more/commercial events, as it's not cost-effective to provide security, given the permeable borders to the park but we don't believe that.

2) it's still a concrete bridge (out of keeping, etc.).

3) although comparatively few trees are shown as being entirely removed the positioning of the roads means that MANY trees would have to have lower branched lopped off, etc. - to almost equally deleterious aesthetic effect. This is not immediately apparent on the plans, but would be the case. Also, once artic lorries are allowed in there is bound to be further damage.

4) the nature of such a big, tarmac (?) (check) road, which will stand out against the lawns, etc.

http://no2lorriesinbutepark.blogspot.com/
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