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Tir Collective is appointed by Persimmon Homes West Wales to provide landscape planning and design input to a 516 home urban extension to Pontarddulais in Swansea.  A landscape led approach has been taken to the masterplan for the site, preserving the special characteristics of the site.  Our landscape and visual assessment defined landscape and visual receptors relating to the potential development site and informed the design of the masterplan to mitigate adverse effects.

Sustainable drainage is an integral part of the scheme from on-street rain gardens and swales to detention basins.  The SuDS features help to create attractive streets and improve the amenity value of green infrastructure at the site.  The site includes many mature trees and hedge lines which provide dormouse habitat.

A mitigation strategy was prepared based on a connected network of green infrastructure and multi-functionality.  While creating an attractive setting for development the landscape incorporates active travel, sustainable drainage, play and a variety of habitats to provide a net benefit for biodiversity. 

Key Project Features

  • PAC submitted August 2023
  • Up to ~516 homes
  • Site located adjacent to a Special Landscape Area
  • Planning application submitted December 2023

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