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A HOUSEBUILDER which has planning permission for a huge new estate in Swansea is eyeing up another area of land about a mile away for more homes.

Persimmon Homes has submitted a pre-application enquiry to Swansea Council for 182 houses north of Llewellyn Road, Penllergaer.

It would include some affordable homes, open space, and other infrastructure.

Penllergaer councillor Wendy Fitzgerald said a different housebuilder had previously earmarked houses for this Llewellyn Road site but had not gone ahead with them.

She said access was poor and claimed it was a “very waterlogged site”.

“There are lots of springs,” she said.

Persimmon Homes already has outline consent for up to 750 houses at nearby Kingsbridge, at Bryngwyn Fields.

The Kingsbridge site is one of six so-called strategic development sites in Swansea’s local development plan.

This massive scheme will deliver a school and require financial contributions from the developer – subject to an agreement between Persimmon Homes and the council, and other consents.

Persimmon Homes must contribute £5.5m towards the new school, which will be delivered by the council and the Welsh Government.

The sum was agreed by the council’s planning committee last month, along with minor changes to the wording of three of the 51 conditions imposed when outline planning consent was granted.

Speaking at the committee meeting, an agent for Persimmon Homes said: “The applicant is not seeking to avoid payments.”

Penllergaer, meanwhile, could be home to 850 new properties on land between the A4240 and the A484 to the south. Bellway Homes’ planning application for this site is being considered by the council.

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