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Under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 those proposing major development are required to consult with members of the public and community as well as statutory bodies prior to submitting their planning application to the Local Planning Authority.

Existing CAVC campus located on Dumballs Road, Cardiff

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This website provides details of the proposed new education building for Cardiff and Vale College focused on advanced technology within the Cardiff Airport and Gateway Development Zone, specifically on land to the south of Blackton Lane and west of Port Road.


The proposed education building will contain advanced engineering space, workshops for building services, construction and motor vehicle, higher education space including a 150 seat lecture theatre, recreational spaces, a learning and skills centre, four court multi-purpose hall, general spaces and café/reception.

The joint applicants, Cardiff and Vale College and WEPCo, intend to submit an application seeking full planning permission in March 2024. You are invited to make comments for the project team to consider before we submit the planning application.

It is important to note that this exercise is entirely separate from the statutory consultation that Vale of Glamorgan Council will conduct once the application seeking full planning permission has been submitted. The current process will not preclude you from making future comments and should you wish to do so, you may make further comments at that stage, for consideration by the Council.

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About Cardiff and Vale College and WEPCo

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is a renowned educational institution that has been serving the Cardiff and Vale region of Wales with excellence for many years. CAVC has around 30,000 full time equivalent students and is one of the UK's largest further education institutions.

The Welsh Education Partnership (WEPCo) are assisting CAVC in delivering two new campuses in the Vale of Glamorgan. WEPCo is a joint venture partnership between the Development Bank of Wales (on behalf of Welsh Ministers) and Meridiam.​

CAVC has recently secured outline business case approval for a major £100m investment to deliver two new campuses in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) near Cardiff Airport would be located close to CAVC’s existing International Centre for Aerospace Training (ICAT). It would prepare young learners for the future world of work and upskilling existing adult workers in key growth areas. These will include artificial intelligence (AI), composites, rapid prototyping and manufacture, advanced design, electronics and new approaches to net zero renewable technologies such as wind, wave, nuclear and e-fuel.

The Barry Waterfront site is for a new general learning campus intended to replace Colcot Road and would play a pivotal role in continuing the regeneration of the area.

This site is subject to a separate PAC process and planning application.

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Existing CAVC campus located on Dumballs Road, Cardiff

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