Pyle and Brackla, Bridgend: making the case for residential allocation of employment sites

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HJA demonstrated the substantial over supply of employment land in both the county of Bridgend and the wider sub-region

HJA supported South Wales Land Developments to successfully make the case for residential allocations on two sites proposed for employment uses within the emerging Bridgend Local Development Plan. The two sites both had long standing, unimplemented employment allocations.

HJA demonstrated the substantial over supply of employment land in both the county of Bridgend and the wider sub-region, making the case that the loss of two small parcels of employment land would not negatively impact the future sustainable economic development of the area.  The HJA analysis included an overarching assessment of the supply of and demand for employment land in the area, specific analysis of the supply and demand for sites within the core target markets for each location, and analysis to show the positive benefits arising from permitting commercially viable proposals that would allow the sites to come forward for development in the short term, rather than continue to lie fallow for many more years.

Both sites are now allocated for residential development within the adopted Bridgend Local Development Plan.

To read the report “The Economic Case for Mixed-Use Development at Ty Draw Farm, Pyle” click here.