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Plans drawn up for 230 home development near Gowerton train station

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National housebuilder, Persimmon Homes have drawn up plans for a 230 home development on land at Fairwood Terrace in Gowerton.

The proposal, which is currently open for public consultation with planning agents Geraint John Planning would see a mix of houses and apartments on the site which stretches between the River Llan and the railway line.

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A new train station forecourt, including a potential park and ride site also form part of the plans, as well as a bus-only link through to future development to the East of the site towards Waunarlwydd.

The development forms part of Swansea Council’s Waunarlwydd North strategic development site in its Local Development Plan (LDP), which could see hundreds of new homes built on a tract of land from Gowerton stretching as far as Fforestfach.

Vehicle access for the development would come from Fairwood Terrace’s junction with Victoria Road adjacent to Gowerton Rugby Club and the railway bridge, although this junction could be in line for upgrading, with new traffic lights installed.

The site at Fairwood Terrace as it looks today (Image: Google Maps)
Fairwood Terrace’s junction with Victoria Road could see an upgrade if the development goes ahead with new traffic lights installed (Image: Google Maps)

The site is also adjacent to the new active travel walking and cycling route between Gowerton and Gorseinon.

A spokesperson for Persimmon Homes West Wales said: “This proposed development could deliver 230 quality homes for local families and first-time buyers, giving local people the opportunity to remain in the area, as well as creating jobs and boosting the local economy.

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“The plans include significant community benefit such as a local transit hub that will include connectivity to Gowerton Station, potential park and ride provision, and active travel infrastructure.

“Substantial investment would be made available to improve public services in the area, and a number of quality new homes would be transferred to a local housing association for social housing provision.

“As we embark on a public consultation, we look forward to engaging with the local community and key stakeholders to deliver a scheme that benefits Gowerton.”

The consultation is open online until 23 January 2023.

Lead image: Illustrative masterplan of the proposed development (Image: Persimmon Homes / Geraint John Planning)

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