P-05-801 Save the trees and ground in Roath Mill and Roath Brook Gardens before it's too late



This petition was submitted by Tamsin Davies having collected 8,700 signatures on paper and another petition website.


Text of Petition

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.


A wood

A wood



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/07/2020.

On the basis that the campaigners have succeeded in their aim to have the flood risk reassessed prior to any work further being done in the park, and as Natural Resources Wales does not intend to undertake further work at the current time, the Committee agreed that there is no further action that it can take before the end of this Senedd term. The Committee congratulated the petitioners on their success and closed the petition.


In doing so, Members agreed to write to urge Natural Resources Wales to share their reassessment of the final phase of the Roath Flood Scheme with the petitioners at the earliest convenience.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/02/2018.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 21/02/2018