Afan Valley – Planning Permission Granted
Afan Valley Adventure Resort has finally been given the green light for construction after approval of its planning permission.
The £200 million adventure resort, whose proposals include 600 lodges and apartments, a 100 bed hotel with an associated spa, restaurants and shops incorporated in a plaza, has received backing from Neath Port Talbot Council planning committee.
The park’s main activities and facilities are to include canyoning, a white water course whilst also featuring the world’s largest downhill artificial ski slope and bike and forest trails.
The proposed development is set have huge economic benefits to the area and Wales with almost 1000 jobs projected to be created. During the construction phase the project will provide 530 full-time jobs and once completed and operational, up to 970 jobs will be created for the adventure resort.
The founder of the Afan Valley project, Peter Moore OBE who is credited with the creation of Center Parcs spoke at a planning committee meeting on Tuesday 19th March and commented on how Afan Valley was “totally new and distinctive”. He further added that “this will take this country by storm”.
Councillors have also voiced their support for the project. The planning committee Vice-Chairman Hugh James said that the resort would breathe new life into the community whilst Councillor Steve Hunt noted that Afan Valley was the “largest project we’ve ever seen”.
The resort will act a major contributor to the local area and its communities, diversifying its revenue and overall strengthening the region