Between Clydach Aqueduct and Coed Gwilymn Park, Clydach, the Swansea Canal is culverted underground for 100 yards under what used to be the Council’s Highways Depot in Pontardawe Road. One of the canal’s historic locks is also buried there.
Glandwr Cymru, (the Canal and River Trust in Wales) who own the canal in water from Clydach to Ynysmeudwy, wish to restore this section (including the lock) and, in conjunction, with CCoS, regenerate the site. The plans include a small number of new homes, an attractive public open space and improved pedestrian and cycle access to the area. This will completely reinvigorate the lower end of Pontardawe Road, enhance the environment and bring significant benefits to the community.
The Swansea Canal Society fully supports this restoration and development plan.
On the 2nd of December, the CRT Development Manager, Aiden Johnson-Hugill, has been allocated a ten minute slot at 5.00pm to present the full plans to the Swansea Councillors.
The Swansea Canal Society sincerely hopes that you too will support this scheme. Here is a brief synopsis and plan of the site redevelopment – Pontardawe Road Briefing Note.
Below is the link to our e-petition of support if you wish to sign it. We will hand it in on Dec. 2nd when we meet the Leader of the Council
The Swansea Canal Society | Cymdeithas Camlas Abertawe
Tel; 0844 209 4548 mob: 07773 206 943
UK Charity Registration Number: 1105624.