Swansea Urban Village


Swansea Urban Village

Coastal Housing Group

Coastal Housing Group’s vision for Urban Village has transformed Swansea High Street. Lichfields proudly coordinated the multi-disciplinary team to secure planning permission for incorporating up to 90 affordable homes, as well as a creative cluster, retail, food and drink units and office space, in a very tight timescale to enable Coastal to secure Welsh Government funding for this important regeneration project.

Lichfields also produced the planning statement, economic benefits analysis and undertook a townscape and visual impact assessment. Of critical importance to Coastal was the need to respond effectively to changing market circumstances. We negotiated a flexible permission which has enabled Coastal to make changes quickly and successfully in recent years.

Urban Village was awarded mixed-use development of the year at the 2014 Placemaking Awards.

Lichfields provides a sound and professional planning service to Coastal Housing Group. This has been the case on a number of projects, with the ultimate goal of obtaining planning approval with no onerous conditions attached. Keeping the Group updated on new planning legislation and how such legislation may impact on future projects, while at the same time giving guidance as to how to deal with such legislation in an effective manner is also part of the service. Even though they are a national company their approach is one of being friendly and embracing close partnership in their relationship with the Group. I would have no hesitation to recommend Lichfields to any of our partners within Integrate, other RSL or even Private Clients as Planning Consultants.

Steve Griffiths, Head of Development, Coastal Housing Group