The aim of Swansea Central Area Regeneration Framework is to make Swansea’s Central Area an attractive destination for people to live, work and visit. The Central area must have a vibrant mix of leisure, cultural, retail office and residential uses all delivered in a legible way, with quality buildings and public spaces with a sense of place, which promotes local culture and differentiates Swansea from other cities.
Following a period of public consultation in 2015, a revised and refined Regeneration Framework is being presented to Cabinet for approval in February 2016. It is intended that this final version of the Framework will be approved as the new strategic guidance to set the regeneration agenda for the Central area, be used to inform the preparation of the Local Development Plan and be a material planning consideration in the determination of planning applications.
The Regeneration Framework presents a Masterplan which focuses on development opportunities in a Retail and Leisure Led Mixed Use area and identifies a future role and function for a range of Complementary Areas set within the context of a Vision for the 4 following broad areas:
Creating a Living, Working and Learning Area
Developing a Retail Leisure Led Mixed Use Centre
Connecting to the City Waterfront
Creating a Green Artery
The proposals for these areas are set in the context of a series of Strategic Objectives and themes based of Sustainability, Economic Prosperity, Design, Accessibility and Movement and Distinctiveness and Innovation.
The Regeneration Framework promotes a range of deliverable schemes across the short medium and long term timeframes to stimulate regeneration, which could be funded through a combination of both public and private sector investment.
A revised version of the Regeneration Framework can be viewed below:
Swansea Central Area Strategic Framework (February 2016)