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Green light for phase two of Llanilid mine redevelopment

08 June 2021

Green light for phase two of Llanilid mine redevelopment

Persimmon Homes has been granted planning permission for the next phase of a large-scale development at a former opencast mine in South Wales.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has given the green light for phase two of the scheme, which will see a further 421 properties built off junction 35 of the M4 in Llanilid.

The first phase consists of 216 houses and when finished the whole scheme will be made up of 1,850 homes.

As well delivering much-needed homes for local people, the development is delivering more than £20m of investment in the area, including a 540-pupil primary school.

Stuart Phillips, Land and Planning Director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved planning permission for this second phase of work at Llanilid.

“The development has been very well received and we’re really pleased to be pushing on with construction, delivering the homes that are so desperately needed in the area.

“We’re also making huge contributions to the local community covering the environment, education, transport and sport.

“Phase two of the scheme will deliver 43 affordable homes, while the development as a whole will benefit from five equipped on-site play facilities, community playing pitches and a village centre comprising community, employment and retail uses.”

Around £20m will be received by the Local Authority through Community Infrastructure Levy payments.

There will also be extensive on-site and off-site habitat creation plus a £250,000 Landscape Fund, the all-new primary school, a £520,000 contribution towards Llanharan and changing rooms for sports pitches.

Part of the site has been remediated following the cessation of mining by Celtic Energy in the 1990s

The site has long been designated by Rhondda Cynon Taf council (RCT) as a key strategic development site.

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