The Vision - Environment The Vision - Environment

Environment

Coed Darcy is uniquely set near the protected wetlands of Crymlyn Bog, which is recognised as an area of conservation and of ecological importance.

The western end of the site will remain largely undeveloped to protect the natural biodiversity and ecology of Coed Darcy as well as its breathtaking views and remarkable landscapes.

As a responsible developer, St. Modwen is working with the Countryside Council for Wales and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to ensure wildlife habitats are sustained in the area.

St. Modwen is also carrying out a programme of extensive ecological works to protect sensitive species, which will include the provision of additional habitats to encourage a bio-diverse sustainable environment.

Central to the Coed Darcy vision is the creation of a network of extensive parks and green spaces which will create links between the scheme and its surroundings and connect the new areas of development.

These public open areas will cover an area of approximately 64 acres and will provide a variety of spaces for relaxation, recreation and leisure uses. The overall aim is to create a diverse range of landscape and ecological habitats throughout the scheme, each with its own specific character and function.

Conservation Projects

Coed Darcy Nature Park

Creating additional wetland habitats with opportunities for education and community use

Eastern Woodland

Protecting mature oak woodland and extend the woodland belt

Great Crested Newt Programme

Creating new habitat areas to protect species

Heathland Restoration

Creating additional wetland habitats with opportunities for education and community use

New Bat Roost

Protecting mature oak woodland and extend the woodland belt

Native tree Propagation Programme

Creating new habitat areas to protect species