The planning application to turn the abandoned building next to Clwb Ifor Bach on Womanby Street into flats has been dropped by the developer.
The reason for the withdrawal hasn’t been disclosed but the protests against the development must have had an affect on the application.
The Music Venue Trust posted on their Facebook page:
With huge thanks to Jo Stevens MP, Save Womanby Street, Musicians’ Union, UK Music and the thousands of people who marched, wrote letters, lodged objections and made a noise, the application to build flats next to Clwb Ifor Bach directly oppsite to FUEL ROCK CLUB has been withdrawn.
MP Jo Stevens said “I’m really pleased that, following a huge and fantastic community campaign, this planning application has been withdrawn. The development proposal was completely unsuitable for Womanby Street.
“I have worked and campaigned with the Save Womanby Street campaign from its inception, bringing both Eddie Izzard and Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of UK Music, to Womanby Street to support the campaign to save our precious grassroots music venues. With the campaign team, the Musicians Union, Music Venues Trust and thousands of community campaigners the campaign has been a brilliant success.
“We won’t stop now though. With Shadow Culture Minister and Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan and our Labour colleagues across the city, we will continue to make the case for legislation across the UK to developments of this type can’t threaten Womanby Street and other live music venue hubs again.”
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