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Residents and businesses in Pontypridd will be among those consulted as part of the planning process which will see the former Taff Vale site redeveloped and brought back into use during 2019.

On Thursday, May 18, the pre-application consultation process, which precedes the submission of a full planning application, will begin.

This latest milestone further demonstrates the positive progress being made with the redevelopment, and follows on from the recent announcement that Transport for Wales will be basing its headquarters in the redeveloped Taff Vale site – bringing hundreds of jobs to the town.

Councillor Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Housing, said: “The beginning of the pre-application consultation process is the latest milestone to be reached on the redevelopment of the Taff Vale site and provides further assurance that positive progress is being made.

“Plans for a new library and leisure facility have already been unveiled and it is clear that once completed, the redeveloped site is going to bring with it jobs and provide a boost for town centre traders through increased footfall.

“As a site of strategic importance, however, it is much more than that, and we are delighted that Transport for Wales have seen the potential of Pontypridd in choosing the redeveloped site as their headquarters. Talks are also progressing well with other potential occupants.”

As part of the pre-application process, consultees will be invited to review relevant drawings, reports and supporting documents in advance of the submission of a full planning application later this year.

The pre-application consultation process begins on Thursday, May 18, and runs until June 15. More information is available online at http://www.darntonb3.com/taff-vale/ or in Pontypridd Library.
Posted on Thursday 18th May 2017

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