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Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (NPTCBC)

Proposed Development:

KEW Planning entered a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) with NPTCBC to act as the planning officer in relation to a full application submitted by Glass Systems Ltd, for:

– Erection of a glass processing industrial unit (Use Class B2) measuring 22,523sqm including a mezzanine office;

– 2 vehicular entrances;

– Car and cycle parking;

– Landscaping;

– Mitigation measures to compensate for the partial loss of part of ecologically sensitive habitat: the site sits in the designated Panasonic Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)




KEW Planning successfully negotiated with the applicant several changes to the scheme to ensure that all the planning and technical issues relevant to the proposal would be positively addressed. Despite the loss of a section of SINC, the 50 year Biodiversity Management Plan will ensure that the rest of this ecologically sensitive habitat is preserved and managed, so that it can recover from its current run down status and thrive. 


KEW Planning undertook the following tasks:

– Site inspection.

– Pre-application meetings.

– Pre-application response preparation.

– Review of the documents submitted for the EIA Screening Opinion; provide written response for the Screening Opinion.

– Fortnightly review meetings with NPTCBC officers.

– Approval of validation of applications and assistance with consultation areas.

– Members briefings.

– Review of planning application documents.

– Post-submission meetings with the design team for feedback on application.

– Liaison and feedback from statutory consultees.

– Committee report preparation.

– Committee presentation preparation.


KEW Planning presented this planning application to NPTCBC planning committee in October 2022, and the application was approved.