Development plans threatening Cardiff’s Tramshed’s future have now been dropped

But they still need our support

On the 9th of June, Tramshed posted a statement, stating the venue was under threat by planning developments. 

A few days later, on the 14th of June, they announced the plans had been dropped and the venue was no longer under a threat.

Before the plans were dropped, the venue stressed it was under “severe jeopardy” and needed all the support it could get.

In their statement they thanked everyone who supported them over the last week. Their plea for support has been successful, “it has been wonderful to see the Cardiff and Grangetown communities, politicians and media rally to support our venue”.

Tramshed has said that they are incredibly thankful to their developer and landlord, “DS Holdings that they have taken the approach to support the venue and the Cardiff music scene as a whole”.

Image: Instagram @tramshedcardiff

The venue simply asked for people to fill out a form to Cardiff Council, pledging to stop the development plans.

Although the plans have dropped, the venue is still asking for support. Tramshed has said they face a further planning threat, where in 2018 the venue was granted a license extension to allow it to “trade twenty times a year until 3am by Cardiff licensing”, even though they have had no previous issues with late-night trading.

“It was recently highlighted that the building planning would also need to be adjusted to amend the operating times in-line with the licensed timings of the venue.” They have said that even with the previously granted license, “there have been some objections which threaten our venue”.

Image: Instagram @tramshedcardiff

In their statement, they have linked an email for those who wish to support for their planning action.

They urge that in order to keep supporting the “electronic music and DJ culture in Cardiff and create financial sustainability for the venue…please support our planning application”.


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