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Work Starting on New Langland Homes

Construction of 31 new homes in Langland is due to start this July, Edenstone Homes has confirmed.

Work commencing will follow the formal acquisition of the 3.2 acre site on Higher Lane, with homes due to be released for sale around the same time.

Gareth Watts, of the Residential Development division of property consultancy Knight Frank, acted for the vendor.

The site is on the south eastern edge of the Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the beautiful Langland Peninsula, adjacent to the nearby Coastal Path.

Reflecting local housing need, there will be 16 affordable homes and 15 private sale properties. Initially priority on homes at the development, known as The Meadows, will be given to buyers with a local link.

Land Director Richard Kelso explained: “As this is a sensitive site, due to its coastal location, we worked closely with the planning authority and Swansea councillors to ensure that the scheme integrates into the landscape and provides for local needs. House prices in Langland are amongst the highest in Wales. As such there’s a critical shortage of affordable housing in the area and so 51% of the development will be affordable. Eight of these will be available through intermediate tenure and eight for social rent through Coastal Housing, the registered social landlord.

“With Langland Bay right on your doorstep and Gower’s breath-taking beaches nearby, people fall in love with this area and the lifestyle it offers. Homes here are much-sought after and we’re offering a rare chance to own a brand new home in the neighbourhood. It is important that those who already live, work or have an existing link to the Bishopston, Fairwood, Gower, Mayals, Newton, Oystermouth, Pennard, Penclawdd and West Cross areas, can buy here. With that in mind they have priority for the first 16 weeks, providing that they buy the property as their main home, not as a holiday home, second home or for short term let.”

Full planning permission for the 31 homes was granted in November. Edenstone has submitted revised plans for some of the private sale properties to enable homeowners to make the most of sea views by moving the living space upstairs and positioning bedrooms at ground level.

The private sale homes will include a mix of three and four-bedroom properties, in a mix of detached and semi-detached designs.

Along with building affordable homes, Edenstone will invest more than £75,000 in the local community including £55,000-plus towards improvement works to the Wales Coastal Path, including maintenance and mitigation against coastal erosion. Edenstone will also contribute £20,400 towards road crossing improvements at Worcester Drive and associated bus travel infrastructure, as well as dedicated land for a new footpath.

A maintenance and management plan will ensure the translocation/retention of existing trees and hedges, with additional planting to be carried out. An open space with seating will also be provided for residents to enjoy.

The homes will boast an idyllic location, in one of the best Areas of Natural Beauty in Wales and close to some of Britain’s best beaches with views of the surrounding countryside and coast. With Swansea just a short drive away, the homes will offer an ideal retreat for commuters.

The contemporary designed homes are due to be released for sale this summer, with priority being given to those with a local link.