Social firm’s bid for 70 new homes on Gower
A planning document said: “Initial discussions with the local authority highways department identified a strong presumption against the site being accessed directly from Pennard Road, leaving the most feasible option as an access from Pennard Drive, approximately mid-way between the southernmost bend and first cul-de-sac.”
Pennard, which leads into Southgate, is described as “estate-style suburban sprawl developed during the 1960s and 1970s” with no obvious centre, despite the presence of a school, shop, surgery and pharmacy.
A landscape character appraisal on behalf of Coastal Housing said the effects of the development “are predicated to be limited” and that the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty “will remain unchanged”.
The field where 70 houses and flats are planned in Pennard, Gower and below, an artist’s impression of how the Coastal Housing estate would look.