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End of Consultation for Historic Buildings in Neath Port Talbot

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Public consultation on plans by Neath Port Talbot Council to bring in new Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) to help enhance and protect the county borough’s rich history and character came to an end at midday on Feb 20th, 2019.

The Special Planning Guidance – set out in a document which went out to public consultation for a six week period beginning on January 9th, 2019 – will help encourage anyone engaged with the planning system to fully understand the heritage and environment of an area before taking important decisions on its development.

Consultation on the proposals came to an end from midday on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 and comments can no longer be accepted.

The SPG document suggests a schedule comprising a total of 225 Buildings/structures of Local Importance (BLIs) across Neath Port Talbot including the former railway Refreshment Rooms in Cymmer, The Colliers pub at Efail Fach, Carmel Chapel in Gwaun Cae Gurwen, the Crown Inn at Lower Brynamman and Brick Row, Seven Sisters.

Others on the suggested BLI schedule include the Briton Ferry Workingmen’s Club and nearby Leigh’s Barber Shop, Saron Chapel, Bryncoch, The Green Dragon pub at Cadoxton, William Knox House, Llandarcy, the Dark Arch Tunnel and the Big Cam, Neath, Tonna Hospital, The Pontardawe Arts Centre, The Rolling Mill pub in Cwmavon, St Oswald’s Chambers and the Grand Hotel, Port Talbot, The Pentreclwydau Farm Pigsty and the headquarters of Taibach Rugby Club.

It also suggests a list of structures along the Neath, Tennant and Swansea Canals, including  Ynysmeudwy Lower and Upper Locks, the Arched Railway overbridge at Neath Abbey Wharf and Ynysarwed Lock South, Abergarwed.

The document also lists well established conservation areas such as the Glynneath Woollen Mill, Cilybebyll, Tonna Canal Depot, Neath Town Centre, Llandarcy Village and Margam Country Park.

Those who took part in the consultation are thanked for their co-operation.

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