Welcome to Swansea Vale
The Swansea Vale development area is a 190 hectare mixed use development area in the Lower Swansea Valley and has over the last 20 years been an important area for regeneration and investment. It is managed in a Joint Venture partnership between City and County of Swansea and the Welsh Government.
New planning guidance, changed market conditions, new issues, demands and constraints have had considerable implications for the area over recent years. There has therefore been a need to undertake a comprehensive review to respond to the changed circumstances affecting the site.
Consultants Atkins were appointed by the City and County of Swansea to prepare a revised Development Strategy for Swansea Vale which was completed in draft form at the end of 2010.
A New Development Strategy for Swansea Vale
The new Strategy identifies a series of Development Aspirations for the main development areas identified on the plan below as;
The Swansea Vale Development Strategy Review document sets out the Overarching Vision for the development area as follows:
"To realise the potential to deliver a strategic green business and active leisure destination that capitalises on the unique biodiversity and waterside assets. The residential community of Tregof will be expanded and integrated with the surrounding areas, showcasing sustainable development principles and delivering a complementary set of opportunities. The Ecology Park and Nature Reserve will be managed as a rich and accessible foci for biodiversity, education and informal recreation, forming core elements of the wider green infrastructure that will permeate and define the whole area".