the project will see the demolition of Cwm Coking works and over £17million worth of site remediation. There will also be landscape restoration, the development of up to 851 homes, a primary school, sports facilities and further public open space.
The development will be a catalyst for the regeneration of neighbouring Beddau, a rural village close to Pontypridd which grew with the colliery from 1958 until its closure by the National Coal Board in 1986 and the later closure of the Cwm Coke works in 2002.
Within the plans for a sustainable community development for up to 2,400 people, the LHC designs have been careful to retain important elements reflecting the history of the site. A pair of Grade II* listed cooling towers used in the coking process have been incorporated in situ and set within a parkland setting to form a focal point within the development.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s development control committee awarded outline planning consent on April 24th 2014 to CPL Industries Ltd, for whom LHC have worked for the past 6 years to develop the plans.