St. Modwen has submitted a planning application to Neath Port Talbot Council for a new masterplan at Coed Darcy.
If approved, this would create an innovative and sustainable new ‘15-minute neighbourhood’ to meet the current and future needs of the Swansea Bay region.
St. Modwen, site owner of Coed Darcy, is working closely with residents and the council to bring forward the plans.
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.
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.
In October and November 2021, 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 summer 2021, 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 included pedestrian and cycle routes, a café, a shop, a community hub, green spaces and more on-site activities.
Our design team developed the reinvigorated masterplan in response to these comments and we recently submitted an application to Neath Port Talbot Council. The council is now holding its own consultation on the plans, giving the community another chance to provide comments. You can view the planning application here by searching for the reference number: P2021/1193.
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 framework for the new parts of the site.
Any questions about the masterplan and consultation process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org