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Please note: The Consultation Period for Felindre, Swansea closed on 24th June. This page is for information only.
This pre-application consultation relates to the intention of the Welsh Ministers to submit to the local planning authority (the Council of the City & County of Swansea) an application for outline planning permission for proposals for a new village on land adjacent to the Parc Felindre Business Park, north-west of M4 motorway junction 46 at Llangyfelach, Swansea.
You are invited to view the draft planning application submission and provide your comments on the proposals in advance of the formal planning submission.
Swansea Council has identified a need to provide around 17,100 new dwellings and 14,700 new jobs in the county between 2010 and 2025. To meet this need, the emerging Swansea Local Development Plan 2010-2025 (LDP) identifies a number of locations for strategic site development within or close to the existing urban area. The application site and adjacent land are allocated as Strategic Development Area G in the deposit LDP and comprise one of six mixed-use strategic development areas proposed in the plan. LDP Policy SD(1)G sets out proposals for a comprehensive mixed-use development on the site.
The eastern part of the SDA is an existing strategic employment site, the Parc Felindre Business Park, which was developed on the site of the former Felindre Tinplate Works. Parc Felindre received outline planning permission in 2006 and has been subsequently laid out and serviced ready for development for employment uses.
The western part of the SDA is proposed as the location for a residential-led, mixed-use development. A comprehensive master plan for the site has been designed, having particular regard to the topography and ecology of the site and the presence of listed buildings. The layout comprises three discrete but complementary development areas, each with its own design identity, knitted together using existing and proposed green infrastructure assets, a circulatory spine road which will serve as a bus route, and a network of pedestrian and cycle routes. Areas of land within and adjoining the site are proposed for habitat enhancement and management. The proposed development includes up to 800 new dwellings, including 20% affordable housing, a primary school and a local centre with a village hall, two small shops and sports facilities.
The development for which the Welsh Ministers will be seeking outline planning permission is described as:
‘Mixed-use development comprising residential development (up to 800 dwellings, including affordable housing), primary school, local centre (village hall (Class D1) and retail space (Class A1) with flats above), recreational facilities, open space, improvements to existing road bridges, habitat enhancement and management, and all associated building and engineering operations and landscaping.’
A full description of the proposed development is provided in the Master Plan and Design and Access Statement which is available for download along with all the other reports and plans relating to the proposals.
A full list of the submitted documents is as follows:
Have your say
If you would like to comment on this proposal in advance of the planning permission being submitted, please
or write to us at: WYG Environment Planning Transport Ltd, Floor 5 Longcross Court, 47 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AD.
The closing date for the receipt of responses is 12.00 midnight on Sunday, 24 June 2018.