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Gerddi Castell

Simonston Road - Bridgend - Bridgend - CF35 6BY

Proposed residential development of up to 240 new homes.

  • Overview

    The proposed development is anticipated to deliver approximately 240 new homes including a mix of 2, 3, 4 bed houses and 1 bed apartments thus providing a sustainable mix of accommodation. 

    This site is part of the North East Brackla Regeneration Area (PLA3(2)), based around the Brackla and Litchard Industrial Estates, which provides the focus for an employment-led mixed-use regeneration scheme. This scheme will retain and provide additional jobs and homes and flexible commercial and recreation facilities to serve the new community, the industrial estates, the village of Coity to the north and the existing residential community of Brackla to the south. The development is the subject of a Development Brief, and the LDP will ensure that the site’s regeneration comes forward in a comprehensive and phased way which is integrated with surrounding development.

     

     

  • About the Site

    The site is located on the eastern edge of Brackla Industrial Estate, approximately 1.2 miles northeast of the town of Bridgend. The site is irregular in shape and occupies an area of approximately 19.80 acres (gross).

    Historically the site was part of the former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Brackla, a satellite facility to the larger ROF Bridgend to the south. This use ceased in 1991 and was subsequently under the ownership of a landscaping company.  

    The northeast boundary of the site is formed by the Coity Bypass and roundabout, with the eastern boundary formed by Heol Simonston. The southern boundary is formed by Wyndham Close. The southwest boundary is formed by the boundary fence with the neighboring Brackla Industrial Estate. An existing development abuts the northern boundary. 

     

  • What's proposed?

    The proposed development consists of approximately 240 new 2, 3, 4 bed housing and 1 bed apartments.

    Design

    The site will be designed to provide an interesting, legible and safe residential development for people to live in. A bespoke response is required to the design of this site, focusing on placemaking to create a distinct identity. 

     

     

    Brackla layout August 2016

     

    Figure 2 - Illustrative Planning Layout 

    A dual access will be created off Simonston Road allowing access off the Coity bypass roundabout and use of an existing access off the Linc Cymru development to the north and north west.

    The site has a number of green spaces including a Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP) to the north west  and a number of Public Open Spaces (POS) to the north and south eastern parts of the development.  

     

  • Community Benefits

    The proposals will generate a number of social and economic benefits to the local area. A new community will be formed in a high quality environment.

    Community Benefits

    A number of financial contributions will be made to the local community as part of the development. These will be secured through a legal agreement known as a Section 106 Agreement.

    Job Creation and Economic Benefits

    Research by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that every new home built leads directly to the creation of 1.5 full time jobs on site for the duration of the build. Taylor Wimpey use local contractors across multiple skilled trades to build their new homes.

    New housing and house building contributes to the regional and local economy through both direct and indirect employment. New residents occupying the new homes would help support existing, and help develop, new services in Brackla, benefiting the local business and facilities.

  • Updates

    On 13th October 2016, Bridgend County Borough Council granted Taylor Wimpey planning permission for 230 units, public open space, landscaping, pedestrian and cycle link and associated works.

    This application can be viewed online - Planning Application Details

    A further application will be put forward for additional houses, taking the total to 239.