New weight limit restriction in Morganstown

An 18 month trial scheme will be starting on 12 October 2021. This will require HGV drivers of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes to obtain a permit to drive in the section of road between Pugh’s Garden Centre and the Ty Nant Inn.

Whilst the strict restriction only applies to a very short section of road, the idea is to make the new rules as enforceable as possible. This enforcement will include the installation of a camera to automatically recognise the licence plates of lorries using this section of road without a permit. A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) may be issued to any offenders.

Further information from Cardiff Council on the new scheme

Delivery permits can be applied for online​ using the Cardiff Council MiPermit service

To confirm that you have a legitimate requirement for access you will first have to apply for a delivery permit account.

You will need to upload evidence to show why you require access, such as:

  • A delivery schedule or contract, or
  • A covering letter on company headed paper detailing why access is required and signed by an appropriate person such as a manager or company director

Apply for a delivery access permit here:

At the time of drafting, the Web Team have asked Cardiff Council for clarification on how far beyond the restricted area will be considered as reasonable for permits to be issued as some residents have raised concerns that the restriction will simply increase traffic accessing Morganstown via the longer route through Radyr from Llantrisant Road rather than decreasing the overall traffic level sneaking through the village as a cut-through. The official permit zone is “All properties only accessible from Heol Isaf or Ty-Nant Road (south of its roundabout junction with Ty-Nant Court)