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Disused trade site may make way for new homes

Homes could be built on the site of a former Swansea business park.


Swansea Council owns the vacant location, off West Street, Gorseinon, and has submitted an outline planning application for the site.

The former Gorseinon Business Park covers 2.8 acres and has four light industrial units which date back around 50 years. The last tenant moved out around a year ago.

It is classed as a brownfield site, suitable for development, and is designated for housing on the emerging Swansea local development plan which is due to be published this year.

The council has undertaken detailed site investigations and has commissioned architect Gaunt Francis to produce a feasibility plan for a residential scheme on the site. The architect has produced an initial plan for how a layout could look with 36 homes ranging from two-bed apartments to four-bed detached properties.

A public consultation on the housing proposal ran for a month to December 21.

This gave the public the opportunity to have their views heard ahead of the formal outline planning application being lodged.

Those consulted included residents of neighbouring properties, local councillors and Llwchwr Town Council. Notices were displayed on and near the site.

The council has engaged WPM Planning and Development Consultants to manage the planning application process and associated consultations.

WPM say their suggested layout would benefit local biodiversity and offer a high quality residential environment with a high level of community safety.

Image: A suggested layout for the proposed development.

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