Interested to know what people think of the possible proposed demolition of Maindy for an expansion of Cathays High.
I'm split, because whilst for purely selfish reasons I'd like to see it stay (handy for occasional laps and if I manage to get my child in to cycling/Maindy Flyers) but the new proposed facility in the bay does look pretty good if assurances are kept that there will be no break in continuity between the two, an outdoor track and a proper velodrome. There are some people claiming that the shorter track - 333m compared to Maindys c.400m means steeper banks and as such less accessible for novice riders.
I can't help thinking that those protesting for it to stay want have their cake and eat it, i.e. they want both facilities to exist. They claim that the school can use the centre of the track as is, but I don't see how it can provide much use for any sport other than cycling in its current state. The school seems to have little outdoor space and be in desperate need of investment. From what I understand some of the money from the fund being used for the school expansion will be used to 'kick-start' the sports village development, although the on-going business case seems unproven so far, as a result 'both' is not really a viable option.
Part of the land may be sold off which would be pretty shit as it covers what it currently a nice children's play area which the council had recently released plans to refurbish.
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