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17 affordable houses planned for Garden Village

Access to a planned affordable housing development would be to the right of this bungalow on Swansea Road, Garden Village (Pic: Google Maps)

PLANS for an affordable housing development in Garden Village have been submitted to Swansea Council.

Social housing provider Coastal Housing wants to build 15 houses and two bungalows on land off Swansea Road, not far from the A484 roundabout.

There would be 37 parking spaces, and access to the development would be via a widened lane between two Swansea Road bungalows and a footpath.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of Coastal Housing and joint applicants Swansea Road Ltd said three trees would need to be felled but others would be planted along with other greenery. A pond at the site is also to be retained.

The statement said amendments had been made to the design of the scheme following a pre-application enquiry to the council, and that neighbouring properties would not be negatively impacted.

“The layout has been thoughtfully planned to maximise functionality, ensure privacy, and create a sense of community within the development,” it said.

A transport assessment on the applicants’ behalf said the development could lead to 34 “vehicle movements” per day and that Swansea Road could easily accommodate these.

The land in question is surrounded on three sides by a larger site which is earmarked for hundreds of houses and a new primary school under Swansea’s local development plan.