Public consultation for a regeneration site Port Talbot

12 March 2009

Public consultation is about to start for the development of a major regeneration site in Port Talbot.

The docklands area has huge potential for development. It is centrally located, on the waterfront, excellent road and transport links as well as extensive areas of Brownfield land.

When the peripheral distributor road is completed in 4 years time linking the M4 at Margam to the heart of the town, it will open up access to the whole of this development area and will provide an important gateway to the town.

At today's cabinet meeting of council, councillors agreed to put the proposals out to public consultation for 12 weeks in the form of a proposed supplementary planning guidance document.

"The aim will be to consider the regeneration of the area as a whole rather than look at piecemeal developments" says Council Leader Derek Vaughan.

"The plans should not only meet the aspirations of the townspeople but help bring greater prosperity to the retail centre", he added.

Local Councillor Ian James, added, "this is a great opportunity for the centre of Port Talbot, I'm delighted to see that the wider area of the town has been included as part of the proposals

The consultation is due to be held later this month and an exhibition held in Port Talbot Civic Centre.

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