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Sale of Four Seasons will lead to affordable housing

Dozens of affordable homes will soon be constructed on land in Swansea that once accommodated a social club.

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Swansea Council has sold the Four Seasons site on Trallwn Road in Llansamlet for £400,000 to a local construction company called Morganstone, who will build 41 properties there for Pobl Group.

The site has been empty and overgrown since the Four Seasons club was destroyed by a fire in 2011.

Planning consent is in place for affordable social housing on the site, to be made up of 12 three-bedroom houses, 11 two-bedroom houses, six two-bedroom apartments, eight one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom bungalows.

Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said: "This is the latest example of the council making best use of our estate as we look to become more lean, efficient and commercial than ever before.

"Also helping meet the need for affordable housing in Swansea, this scheme will improve the look of the area, with proceeds from the sale being reinvested back into council services.

"We will continue to review land and property in our ownership to pursue deals that will benefit taxpayers and communities across the city."

Neil Barber, Director of Development at Pobl Group, said: "In conjunction with Morganstone and with strong support from Swansea Council, we've developed a great scheme that will provide a good mix of affordable homes in this popular residential area. 

"We're really looking for this development to make a positive contribution to the local community. With this in mind, we've incorporated an area of public open space that will enhance the existing frontage by providing an attractive, green border with Trallwn Road. Morganstone are scheduled to soon start work on site."

Other recent Swansea Council deals include the sale of an eight-acre plot of land off Clase Road in Llansamlet for Day's Motor Group for close to £2m.  A mixed-use scheme that incorporates an element of industrial or retail use is being considered by Day's Motor Group for the site, as well as the potential for an investment opportunity.

Dan-y-Coed House in West Cross was also sold for £1.2m to Orbis Group, a specialist education provider working in the autism spectrum disorder sector. 

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