The Vision - Timeline


As part of the masterplan, St. Modwen will also agree the Town Code, a series of rules, illustrations and guidelines which ensure that the design vision for the new community of Coed Darcy will be realised.

The process also involves preparing detailed Development Briefs for each area of the development. St. Modwen will develop Coed Darcy on a phased basis to ensure that the community is developed in a sustainable way.

Key Development Milestones

Since spring 2007, key development milestones include:

May 2007

St. Modwen selected as the preferred developer of the Llandarcy site

May 2008

St. Modwen acquired the 1,060 acre site from BP and embarked on an intensive remediation and clean-up process

December 2008

The Bath House Complex was demolished to make way for the new gateway into Coed Darcy, marking the first step towards creating the community

October 2009

The Bitumen Terminal, the last remaining building on site, was demolished

Spring 2010

First phase of 63 houses launched onto the market

Summer 2010

HRH The Prince of Wales visits the site

Spring 2011

Masterplan approved by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Autumn 2011

300 homes proposed at Coed Darcy as part of a joint venture with Persimmon


Start of development at Coed Darcy including new entrance and road to the site and start of works on 300 homes under a joint venture with Persimmon.


Continued residential and commercial development with introduction of schools, community facilities and public open space on a planned basis.