Cardiff residents voiced their concerns about the proposed alternative sites included in the Local Development Plan (LDP) at a public meeting held in Rhiwbina on Tuesday evening.
A total of 112 sites have been submitted for the whole of Cardiff. Rhiwbina has five candidate sites.
The meeting was arranged by the ward’s independent councillors and was chaired by independent leader Jayne Cowan.
“This meeting is an opportunity for residents to have their voice heard,” she said.
Although the meeting primarily focussed on the Rhiwbina sites, residents from all over Cardiff were invited to fill in a comment sheet, which the councillors will present to council.
Formal comments can be made to the council between May and June but the councillors said they felt it was important to gather as much information as possible before then.
Councillor Adrian Robson detailed the proposed sites and then opened discussion out to the floor.
Residents raised concerns about the impact such proposals would have to the character of Rhiwbina, and how developments would lead to the creation of a new suburb.
Jennifer Williams, a Rhiwbina resident declared she was worried about the extra infrastructure that would be needed.
“The congestion on the roads is already bad enough. Rhiwbina Village is a bottle neck,” she said.
The Chair of Rhiwbina’s Civic Society said: “We have asked the council to do a proper traffic survey of North Cardiff. We are still waiting for this.”
Coun Robson advised residents the plans are not set in stone yet.
The LDP is due to be discussed at a full council meeting in March.