As the people of east Cardiff await the findings of Leslie Blohm QC following the Rumney Recreation Ground Village Green Public Inquiry there was a surprise new development over the weekend. On Saturday every Llanrumney household found a letter had been mailed to them from Cardiff Council asking them to ‘Have Your Say’ on green open space surrounding the historic Llanrumney Hall.
The letter that accompanied the questionnaire can be seen below. The council is referring to the £250k proposed ‘Captain Morgan Gardens’ development. Named after the legendary Sir Henry Morgan of Llanrumney Hall the development of open space around Llanrumney Hall was first mooted by the council in May 2009. It is the timing, mere weeks before Leslie Blohm QC’s reports is delivered to County Hall, that will surprise many. Also the fact that the letter fails to mention any reference to the ‘Captain Morgan Gardens’ or the £250K budget that was allocated in April’s council budget.
The question now is if any of Rumney Rec is recommended to be designated as a village green will the development around Llanrumney Hall go ahead?