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Land deal boosts Bridgend housing

Words: Roger Milne
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Nearly 600 new homes are to be built on a 39 hectare site at Parc Derwen in Coity near Bridgend following the exchange of contracts between the Welsh Government and Persimmon Homes.

The land is primarily earmarked for residential development, including affordable housing, while some land is earmarked for public open space, landscaping and buffer zones.

Parc Derwen is a 100 hectare acre site which, has been developed over the past seven years as part of a consortium agreement between the Welsh Government, Persimmon Homes Limited and Taylor Wimpey Developments Limited.

Planning permission has been approved for the construction of a total of 1,500 residential units, with approximately 450 homes built to date.

The land being sold by the government includes provision for a district centre where likely uses could, according to the development brief, include a health centre, a place of worship, a public house/restaurant together with neighbourhood shops, post office and related car parking.