Valad Europe - South Wales, Consent granted for £200 million new town centre in South Wales
Date: 06 Mar 2013
Consent granted for £200 million new town centre in South Wales
Plans for a new £200 million new town centre development for the South Wales communities of Llantrisant, Talbot Green, Pontyclun have been granted planning permission by the local council.
The application was handed in by a joint venture between Scarborough Development Group and Valad Europe, and was granted permission by Rhonda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
The plans will give the area a major modernization and overhaul, including a 108,000 sq ft Sainsbury's supermarket and a further 344,000 sq ft of retail space, including a department store and 40 shops suitable for 'high street' brands. A leisure and entertainment quarter will contain a multi-screen cinema complex, cafes, restaurants, bars and a hotel.
It will be built on mainly brownfield land, including the sites of the former Purolite and Staedtler factories, alongside the A473, 10 miles north-west of Cardiff and close to the M4 motorway.
But development won't begin until planning consent for the Sainsbury's store is granted. The plans were handed-in in October last year.
Commenting on the decision, Andy Richardson, Head of UK Development at Valad Europe, said "With outline planning in place, we have passed a major milestone in this scheme."