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Golwg y Môr

Land north of the Railway line (west) - Rhoose - Vale of Glamorgan

Residenital development of approxmately 350 homes plus land for a primary school.

  • Overview

    Taylor Wimpey have outline planning permission for residential development with associated access and works, to include land for a primary school at land north of the railway line (west) Rhoose.

    The planning application was approved at planning committee and the decision was issued on the 14th May 2015.


  • About the site

    The site lies within Rhoose, a village located in the Vale of Glamorgan. The village has a population of 6907 (2011 Census) and is the location of Cardiff International Airport. Rhoose is located approximately 21 km south west of Cardiff and approximately 71 km south east of Swansea.

    The site is located on the eastern side of Rhoose. It lies close to Porthkerry Road , the main vehicular route into Rhoose arriving from the east. To the west of the site lies Rhoose Conservation Area and to the south of the site, beyond the railway line is Rhoose Point. The site is within close proximity of Fontygary Road which provides a range of local facilities and services including Rhws Primary School. The village centre includes a Tesco, Spar, pharmacy, butchers, hairdressers and takeaway. There a range of community facilities including Centre and Social Club, Library, Post Office and sports facilities.

    The site comprises 12.59 hectares (31.10 acres) and is currently pasture farmland. The site’s west, north and north eastern boundaries are defined by residential uses with the Cardiff to Bridgend railway line forming its southern boundary. The eastern boundary of the site is defined by an existing track beyond which is the ‘Eastern Area’ of the overall development. This area has outline planning permission for 350 dwellings.

    The site is allocated for residential development under Policy HOUS 1 (22) of the Adopted Vale of Glamorgan Unitary Development Plan 1996-2011 (Adopted 2005). The allocation HOUS 1 (22) is for a larger site (Land north of the railway line) and has been identified to deliver approxmately 600 units. The Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan (Deposit Plan Draft) 2011-2026 has identified the site as a 'housing allocation with infrastructure provision'. The site has also been identified to deliver a primary and nursery school.

    Aerial Image

    Aerial image of site location

  • What's proposed?

    The proposed development will be a sustainable and well designed place that is integrated into the wider community. It will be an attractive development with varying housetypes, open space and pedestrian and cyclist routes that are safe and legible for all to use.

    The proposed development is for approximately 350 units plus land for a primary and nursery school. Whilst planning permission is being sought for the school, the land will be transferred to the Local Authority who will develop the school, aided by pooled financial contributions.

    Our proposed mix will be two, three and four bedroomed homes. The site will also deliver a number of affordable homes which will be a mix of types and tenures. The proposal also includes areas of open space.

    The primary access to the existing site is directly off Porthkerry Road where there is an existing public footpath. Discussions are also ongoing with the neighbouring landowner to introduce links between the development and the proposed Bellway / Persimmon development proposals adjacent to the east. A priority junction will be created using land acquired from the dwelling east of the public footpath. There is pedestrian access to the site via the footways on Porthkerry Road as well as the Public Right of Way (PROW) off Porthkerry Road. The development will also be accessible via footways along the proposed access road. There will also be a pedestrian link to the southwest of the site which will link in with the direct route to the railway station.


  • Community Benefits

    Our proposal is for residential development of 350 homes, 35% of which will be affordable. The development also includes land for a new primary and nursery school.

    The section 106 agreement has been signed and as part of this agreement Taylor Wimpey will contribute to the following areas:

    - Sustainable Transport (such as improved cycling/pedestrain links or public transport services)

    - Education 

    - Community Facilities

    - Public Art


  • News and Updates

    A Public Exhibition was held on Thursday 1st May 2014 at the Rhoose Community Centre Rhoose. Around 150 people attended the event.

    The following consultation boards were shown at the event:

    Board 1 - About our scheme

    Board 2 - Opportunities and constraints

    Board 3 - Our proposal

    Board 4 - Design, access and drainage

    Board 5 - Benefits of our scheme

    Board 6 - Next steps and FAQ

    Board 7 - Proposed new housing and primary school masterplan


    The outline planning application went to planning commitee on Thursday 12 March and was approved subject to the signing of a s106 agreement. The decision was issued on 14 May 2015 following the signing of this agreement.

    Taylor Wimpey will submit the reserved matters planning application (the detail of what is going to be bulit) this summer. We anticiapte starting on site in early January following the grant of this permission.