Housebuilder Persimmon has been given the go-ahead for a serious residential scheme on the seafront at Aberavon.
Neath Port Talbot Council’s planning committee has granted Persimmon Houses West Wales planning permission to construct 137 properties on the positioning of the previous Afan Lido Leisure Centre.
The event will embody two, three and four-bedroom homes in addition to a spread of two-bedroom flats.
The Afan Lido Leisure Centre, formally opened by The Queen within the Nineteen Seventies, was burned down by a fireplace in 2009 with the prime website unused since.
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Over the previous 20 years, Neath Port Talbot Council has been endeavor a serious regeneration of the Aberavon seafront with hundreds of thousands of kilos having been spent on new points of interest, the upgrading of public services and developments such because the Afan Lido alternative, the Aberavon Leisure and Health Centre.
The three.1 hectare housing growth website will entrance onto Aberavon Seashore and Princess Margaret Manner, which is the principle route alongside seafront.
The positioning is owned by the native authority with Persimmon coming by way of an open procurement course of.
Annette Wingrave, Neath Port Talbot Council’s cupboard member for regeneration and sustainable growth, stated: “This can be a actually thrilling growth in considered one of our most tasty places.
“The event of the positioning for residential use may have the dual advantage of delivering much-needed new housing which is not going to solely visually improve this finish of the seafront, it should additionally convey extra individuals to dwell within the space, including to its vitality and offering extra footfall to present companies there.”