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Urban village on edge of Swansea gains approval

Words: Roger Milne
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The masterplan for a sustainable urban village providing up to 1,950 new homes on the northern edge of Swansea was approved this week by the city council.

The scheme is earmarked for 115 hectares of farmland close to the M4, formerly used for coal mining, off Swansea Road, Llangyfelalch.

The residential-led project, the brainchild of Llanmoor Development Co Ltd, also includes proposals for a new primary school, a local centre, a pub, outdoor sports provision, community facilities and a linear park as well as a new link road, footpaths and cycleways and would involve sustainable drainage.

The location is designated as the largest of six strategic development areas identified in the emerging local development plan. The inspectors’ report into the draft LDP is due shortly.

However, the scheme represents a departure from the existing but now out-of-date urban development plan. The developer will be expected to make up to 20 per cent of the housing affordable and will have to provide £900,000 towards establishing a responsive bus service.

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