Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Green Meadow Pub Planning Application

Planning Application: P/2005/1309
Former Green Meadow Public House, Marsh Street, Aberavon
Demolition of existing dwellings and construction of 7 new houses and 14 flats

A full planning application has been submitted by Howard & Palmer Estates to demolish existing dwellings at the former Green Meadow Public House and replace them with 7 new houses and 14 flats.

If you have any views on the application that you would like to be taken into account by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s planning committee when it meets to decide whether or not to grant permission for this application then please send them to Cliff Patten, Development Control, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Civic Centre, Neath, SA11 3QZ. You can also e-mail your comments to Please ensure that you quote the planning application number P/2005/1309 when you write.

Your local Labour Campaign Team are also interested in hearing your views on the application. You can contact us by posting a message on this site or alternatively e-mail us at

Saturday, August 13, 2005


Blanco's redevelopment gets the go-ahead

New plans to build a hotel, with bar and restaurant, on the Blanco's site between Water Street and Green Park Street, have been given the green light by the council's planning committee.

The hotel will house 40-beds and alterations are to be made to the existing building and a two-storey extension added. It is hoped that the hotel will create 50 much needed new jobs for the area and is ideally sited near to the new Peripheral Distributor Road, currently under construction, and a short distance from both the Town's bus and railway stations.

The company responsible for the redevelopment also own The Towers in Jersey Marine.

Friday, August 05, 2005



The opening of a new “drop-in” centre as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal Area Scheme for Aberavon and Sandfields East is a welcome development that will allow residents to play an even bigger part in shaping their area for the future.

The centre, based in Wellington Place, is now open five days a week and scheme staff will be available to address any concerns about the scheme that people have.

The local authority, in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government, is delivering social justice for those who need it most by attracting £2.4 million worth of investment to the area already. However, if the scheme is to continue to be successful, it is essential that the views of local people are taken on board and that they feel able to make a positive contribution to the project and input their own ideas. This new facility will enable them to do exactly that.

The scheme is starting to transform the area for the better with rapid progress being made with the housing improvement works having a very visible impact already.

The centre will build on this and help to tackle important issues with a Keep Wales Tidy officer responsible for reducing rubbish, graffiti and flytipping and weekly surgeries to be held there by the police and fire service to crack down on anti-social behaviour and crime in the locality.

By establishing a central contact point between scheme staff and residents, an open and honest dialogue can take place to make sure that the scheme is meeting the needs of the people it seeks to help. This can only be positive for the future of Aberavon & Sandfields East.

The centre is based in Wellington Place, off Ysguthan Road in Aberavon. It opened on Monday, 25 July 2005. Staff at the centre can be contacted on 01639 796100 or via e-mail: opening times of the centre are Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.00pm. Friday is 8.45am to 4.30pm.

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