Glynneath Blueprint Unveiled
Councillors are set to consider a plan which sets out a strategy
for the future regeneration of Glynneath town centre and
Following a study commissioned by Neath Port Talbot Council in
February 2012, identifying Glynneath as a key town in the Western
The purpose of the report produced by consultants Powell Dobson
Urbanists, is to outline a clear vision for co-ordinated
Regeneration activity for the town and surrounding area.
Comprehensive consultation with the community and local
stakeholders identified issues and opportunities to make the area
more vibrant and prosperous.
Recommendations within the plan include improvement projects for
the gateways into the town and its centre, as well as a series of
developments for Cwmgwrach.
Specific schemes identified in the proposals include business
workshops, a community campus and potential sites for residential
The overall vision is of a sustainable town that offers a high
quality of life and takes full advantage of its location. One
key aims to achieve this is to capitalise on nearby attractions
such as the Brecon Beacons National Park and Waterfalls, by
establishing Glynneath as a base for tourism.
Part-funded with a £20,000 grant from the Welsh Government, the
plan will form the basis for securing further grant funding to
implement the identified projects.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Ali Thomas said "Glynneath is a
strategically important town to the Neath Valley and the Borough as
a whole. This study will assist us to realise its full
potential and benefit the people of Glynneath and surrounding