Talbot Green Developments Ltd (TGDL), a joint venture between Cromwell Property Group and Scarborough International Properties (SIPL), has been granted planning consent by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council (RCT) for a 50-acre residential development at Cefn yr Hendy in Talbot Green, Wales.
The planning consent covers the development of 460 new homes, ranging from one-bed apartments up to five-bedroom houses as part of a co-ordinated masterplan that will ensure the provision of public open space and play areas, as well as retaining the existing mature landscape. The consent also includes permission for a local community retail development, a site for a primary school and enhancements to the local infrastructure.
The residential scheme is part of a much broader project currently being developed by TGDL, which includes the development of a new €223.4m (£200m) Talbot Green town centre.This is one of the most significant developments in South Wales, looking to create a new retail and leisure offer as part of a much broader regeneration of the town.
Initial proposals for the new town centre, which received outline planning permission in December 2014, cover the creation of more than 300,000 ft² of new retail, leisure and commercial accommodation, new civic and public realm, improved public transport interchanges and 1,800 car parking spaces. Infrastructure works for the first phase of the scheme were completed in January this year.
Sainsbury’s is already confirmed as the scheme’s anchor tenant with plans for a 116,000 ft² store and TGDL is currently in pre-let discussions with a range of retailers to ensure a complementary retail offering at the site. Property agents Lunson Mitchenall and EJ Hales are to secure a diverse mix of retailers and leisure operators to meet the needs of the expanding population in the area.
Andy Richardson, Head of UK Development at Cromwell Property Group, commented: “To have received planning consent for the residential development marks yet another important milestone in the overall project and takes us even closer to achieving our ultimate goal of creating a vibrant new town centre in Talbot Green.”
Paul Holcroft of Scarborough International Properties, added: “We are pleased to have won the support of the local council for the residential development at Cefn yr Hendy, which will provide much-needed housing to meet the growing demand in this part of South Wales.”