Our experts have prepared a land-use framework for a new settlement on a 190-hectare site on the northern outskirts of Swansea. The master plan demonstrated that 800 dwellings could be accommodated together with a primary school, local retail and community facilities, and business uses.
The vision for the new village was underpinned by a distinctive urban form. This related to the topography and wider context, a legible network of streets with a village green at the focus of the settlement, and substantial interconnected areas of ‘green infrastructure’. This included conservation of important existing elements because part of the site is constrained ecologically, particularly by habitats that support the marsh fritillary butterfly.
As well as leading the town planning, masterplanning, transportation, ecology, environmental, flood and ground condition work from within our in-house teams at WYG we have been able to add further value to our client The Welsh Goverment by also undertaking provision of public engagement services and a Welsh language impact assessment.
The site was included in the statutory development plan for the city and submission of an outline planning application with a detailed Environmental Statement has been submitted.