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Cardiff Council

Wordsworth Avenue

We are proposing a highways improvement scheme and would like to hear from you.

Scheme Ref: WA001
Type of scheme: Parking / School Street / Traffic
Ward: Plasnewydd 

This consultation closes on 18 July 2022

Roads Affected​
  • Cowper Place
  • Oxford Lane (between Wordsworth Avenue and Oxford Street)
  • Southey Street
  • Wordsworth Avenue 
  • Any roads only accessible from the above 

Scheme overview​

Concerns have been raised about:
  • Inconsiderate parking by non-residents 
  • Drivers ignoring the current “Access Only” restriction on Wordsworth Avenue 
  • Drivers using Wordsworth Avenue to perform U-turns to bypass the “no U-turn” restriction on Newport Road
  • Problems with vehicles outside of the existing School Street on Southey Street , and;
  • Safety of vehicle movements at the Newport Road / Wordsworth Avenue junction.

To help free up more parking space for residents, improve driver behaviour and make the area around the school safer during drop-off and pick-up times, we are proposing to:

Increase Resident Parking ​

Resident permit parking will increase so that all kerb-side space will be permit parking bays (except where yellow lines are present). 

Some new yellow lines may also be introduced where necessary to prevent obstructive parking. 

No changes will be made to any parking charges or disabled parking bays 

Increase the size of the School Street ​​​

The School Street on Southey Street will be expanded to the junction of Wordsworth Avenue / Newport Road. 

Ban the right turn from Newport Road (except permit holders)​​

To make the junction of Newport Road/Wordsworth Avenue safer we will stop vehicles turning right at this junction.

Resident parking permit and School Street permit holders will be allowed to turn right without receiving a fine. 

Have your say​

It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

While we thank you in advance for your feedback, we will not be able to respond individually to anyone. However, all comments will be fully considered.

This page will be updated periodically as the scheme progresses.