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Baglan Energy Park
Planning Authority and Funding Requirements

Name of scheme: Baglan Energy Park
Location: Baglan, Nr Port Talbot
Type of building(s): Commercial, and industrial
No of building(s): 7 plots for phase 1, 5 plots for phase 2
Area (ha) of development: 174.7 ha (61 ha phase 1, 113.7 ha phase 2)
Developer: Various
Architect: Various
Client: Baglan Energy Park Partnership (BP, WDA, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council)
Landowner: BP
Planning Authority: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Environmental Ratings Achieved: 2 buildings on the site have achieved BREEAM 'Excellent'

Description of development:

Baglan Bay is a business development site spanning 500 hectares.   It will offer buildings and land to suit manufacturing and service industries as the area develops over the next decade.

The vision for Baglan Bay is to produce a phased development of high quality business and manufacturing parks, with plots available to lease or buy.

Sustainable construction features included:

Building level:

Building level features will vary from plot to plot, but sustainable features will be encouraged.

Development level:

Site served by on-site CHP.

Reasons for incorporating sustainable construction features:

The WDA and Neat Port Talbot CBC have driven the consideration of sustainable features.

Additional costs of sustainable construction features:

Not available

Planning issues:

Outline planning consent has been obtained for employment uses (B1, B2, & B8), and the Local Planning Authority has agreed to a fast track approach to considering detailed planning applications on the Baglan Energy Park.

Prospective developers are provided with a design guide, which they are required to consider as part of the detailed planning process for the park.

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