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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

No. Item


Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


·         None


Minutes. pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To approve & sign the Notes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:


·         Approved


Project Update Report

·         Phil Homes – Head of Planning and City Regeneration

·         Huw Mowbray -  Development and Physical Regeneration Strategic Manager


Phase 1

·         Cabinet approved some early works

·         Looking to get some local subcontractors involved

·         Timescales and resources flagged red – some team vacancies

·         Hotel and Arena moved due to some right to light issues

·         Discussed warranties


·         Work has restarted – North side due to be done next

·         Positive public feedback

·         Discussed parking strategy

·         Architects producing designs on the Kingsway Digital Village

·         Public protection elements in place

City Deal

·         Governance review in January

Strategic Sites

·         Swansea Central Phase 2 – looking at the future of City Centres

·         Looking at the mix of leisure and quality retail

Tawe River Corridor

·         Resoled flood mitigation issues with NRW

·         Skyline discussions continuing

·         NRW and Skyline was to see the ecology improved on Kilvey Hill

·         Awaiting start date for Penderyn


Planning and Student Accommodation pdf icon PDF 192 KB

·         Councillor David Hopkins – Cabinet Member, Delivery

·         Paul Meller – Strategic Planning and Natural Environment Manager

·         Ryan Thomas – Development Conservation and Design Manager

·         Tom Evans – Strategic Planning Team Leader


·         Policy drafted with significant public consultation

·         Student accommodation in Swansea grown in recent years with two Universities making a positive contribution to the economy

·         Growth in the number of planning applications made

·         Uplands and Castle have the highest level of demand with St Thomas following

·         Encourage appropriate accommodation with sustainable resources

·         Discussion around car parking and students

·         Student accommodation fees on campus can be expensive and only for first years

·         The Supplementary Planning Guidance will be contained in the Local Development Plan which has statutory weight

·         Some plans for development above shops for non-student accommodation on Kingsway – supporting some developers with this

·         Residential plans will feature as part of Phase 2

·         Purpose built student accommodation likely to be more expensive

·         Some discussion around the data informing development – e.g. expected student numbers, demand vs supply etc

·         Number of student developments in Swansea is not high


Work Plan 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 59 KB


·         Discussed

Letter to Cabinet Member pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Response from Cabinet Member pdf icon PDF 240 KB


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