Homes and jobs destined for Llanilid
24 April 2018
Plans for thousands of new homes at a former opencast mine in Llanilid.
The proposals include an initial 1,850 properties as well as commercial units and a new M4 junction, making it one of the most sought-after places to live and work in South Wales.
The site has planning consent for the first batch of homes. A more detailed planning application has now been lodged with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.Ultimately the site, off junction 35 of the motorway, could consist of around 5,000 houses.
Martin Smith, of Persimmon Homes, said: “This is a significant development which will completely revitalise the area.
“As we all know, South Wales is in desperate need to good quality, affordable housing. This development will help to address that chronic shortage.“But this site is about much more than that. This is about creating a new destination and a new community. It will be an incredible place for people to live, work and socialise.“We are delighted to be moving forward with this plan after lengthy and helpful conversations with Assembly members and MP Chris Elmore.“This is fantastic news for Rhondda Cynon Taf for the next 20 years.”
The new development will be known as Cantref Mawr.Mr Smith said the commercial units could be used by the Local Authority and the NHS, as well as private ventures, creating thousands of jobs.The site was formerly a huge opencast mine and has long been designated by Rhondda Cynon Taf council (RCT) as a key strategic development site.
Persimmon Homes is currently looking for more than 700 new groundworkers, bricklayers and carpenters as the builder embarks on major new projects in Wales.