Approval for major projects

Approval for major projects welcomed

The Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council has welcomed planning approval for two significant schemes in the county borough.

The Council's Planning and Development Control Committee has approved planning applications for the new sports complex on Aberavon seafront and also a new multi-storey car park and retail development for Neath town centre.

This will now allow suitable contractors to be selected with a view for construction to start on both projects in the first quarter of next year.

Cllr Ali Thomas said: "Despite austere times, I am delighted that we are now in a position to start going forward with these two major projects which are crucial to enhancing our strategy and vision for regeneration in the county borough.  I'm sure the citizens we represent will welcome these exciting developments and we can now look forward to seeing them now becoming a reality."