Still time left to comment on Sunnyside & Bryn Castell developments

This is one of three planning-related posts over the next few days and I start by revisiting two major applications for developments in Bridgend town.

Sunnyside plans formally submitted

The application is effectively unchanged from the pre-application consultation which took place last October/November.

  • A new 2,500sqm Primary Healthcare Centre which will replace Ashfield & Newcastle GP surgeries, as well as Bryntirion and Quarella Road clinics. The healthcare centre will include a dental practice, on-site pharmacy, phlebotomist, as well as clinics for out-of-hospital services such as paediatrics, group therapy, speech & language therapy, audiology, sexual health, ophthalmology and podiatry.
  • A 66-space car park for the healthcare centre, with a zebra crossing across Glan-y-Parc.
  • A central three-story block of 19 one-bed and 9 two-bed apartments built next to a resident’s courtyard.
  • 26 two-to-five bedroom homes in several terraces, plus 5 one-and-two bed bungalows.
  • A communal “growing garden”/allotment site.

In something that may be of interest, the tree survey (pdf) proposes removing at least 25 trees by my count. This comes after apparent assurances from Linc last year that trees on the site would be retained. Some trees have already been removed prior to planning permission being given. However, the development will be landscaped and any trees lost may be replaced.

What’s also interesting is the future of the Registry Office (Ty’r Ardd). As part of BCBC’s budget proposals for next year (pdf – p6), the Registry Office could close and be moved to the Civic Offices on Angel Street. It’s therefore likely the Registry Office will form part of a future phase of development, so the wider Sunnyside development is unlikely to remain at just 59 homes.

Comments seemingly have to be in by 11th January 2019 (this coming Friday).

Proposed Bryn Castell home number cut slightly

Following a pre-application consultation, Persimmon submitted a planning application for 135 houses at the former Ysgol Bryn Castell school in the Newcastle area of Bridgend. This is down slightly from the original 139 houses.

Other than that there are no material changes.

All the details regarding the application are available here. Comments seemingly need to be in by 24th January 2019.

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