New housing estate for Loughor

A NEW estate will open later this year in Swansea, a housebuilder has said.

Barratt Homes is building 78 three and four-bedroom properties on land south of Glebe Road, Loughor.

It has submitted a planning application to Swansea Council showing how the houses in the Chapel Fields estate will look.

Outline plans for the scheme were approved by the council in 2017.

The planning consent includes a legal undertaking for the applicant to contribute £100,000 towards education and £92,100 towards highways.

Concerns have previously been raised at a planning committee meeting about the potential impact of the development’s access on the nearby Moriah Chapel – the birthplace of the 1904 Welsh revival and its key protagonist, Evan Roberts.

The council committee was told that discussions would take place to see if some of the £92,000 highways contribution could be used to alleviate chapel members’ concerns.

Barratt Homes said the estate would create 360 construction jobs.

Sales director Richard Lawson said: “We are already receiving a great deal of interest in Chapel Fields.”

A pre-application enquiry by a different developer for up to 60 houses on another area of land south of Glebe Road – near Beili Glas Farm – is being considered by Swansea planning officers.

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