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A NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD FOR A NEW TIME

An innovative and sustainable new ‘15-minute neighbourhood’ is being re-imagined to meet the current and future needs of the Swansea Bay region.

St. Modwen, site owner of Coed Darcy, is bringing forward a revised masterplan for the site, working closely with residents and Neath Port Talbot Council.

We know that the existing community is keen to see new facilities at Coed Darcy, and our revised masterplan sets out a sustainable and deliverable plan to bring these new facilities to the area as soon as possible, in consultation with residents.

The pandemic has also changed the way people think about their living space, community areas and achieving a healthy work-life balance. Central to our revised masterplan is the creation of up to 2,000 new sustainable and low-carbon homes, extensive green spaces, a school, community facilities and active travel networks.

THE PROCESS SO FAR

In October and November, we undertook a Pre-Application Consultation (PAC) process which provided a formal opportunity for the community to share their views on the masterplan and the future of Coed Darcy.  Thanks to everyone who fed into the process and submitted comments. 

The PAC process followed community drop in consultation events we held in the summer, at which we received lots of helpful and positive feedback from residents about Coed Darcy’s new masterplan.

Some of the most common requests from the community so far have included pedestrian and cycle routes, a café, a shop, a community hub, green spaces and more on-site activities.  We are committed to delivering all of these aspects as part of the masterplan over the next few years.

NEXT STEPS

Our design team is continuing to develop the reinvigorated masterplan and is now preparing an outline planning application to submit to Neath Porth Talbot Council.  Once the application is submitted, the council will hold its own consultation on the plans, during which the community will again be able to provide comments.

We are looking forward to this next stage of the process, and will continue to work with the community to engage on the overall character and identity of Coed Darcy, including the design of new parts of the site and the materials that will be used.

Any questions about the masterplan and consultation process can be sent to coeddarcy@stmodwen.co.uk