Swansea Marina flats bid
MORE apartments could be on their way to Swansea Marina.
Waterstone Estates Ltd wants to build 61 one and two-bed flats off Trawler Road, with retail units facing the quay side.
The development would also include up to 60 parking spaces.
The site in question, adjacent to Fishmarket Quay, is currently occupied by a two-storey commercial unit and a yard.
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Waterstone Estates' agents, Swansea-based Asbri Planning, said the proposed block of flats was likely to be six storeys, with a bin area and bike storage.
Any affordable housing element would be the subject of negotiation with Swansea Council.
The agents said the development met the needs of a changing housing market and demographics, with more single people, smaller families and a growing elderly population.
They added that housing supply was in a "crisis state" but that each new home created the equivalent of 1.5 jobs "as well as up to four times this number in the supply chain".
The Asbri report added: "In addition to this, the local authority benefits in terms of the increase in council tax receipts from the area which help to provide local services and improvements to these."
Gareth Evans, the manager of Swansea Angling Centre, at Pilot House Wharf, said he thought the development sounded a good idea, as long as it helped bring people to that part of the marina.
"People this side of the marina ask where the shops are, and where to go for food," he said.
Italian restaurant Gallini's is close to the proposed development site — but no-one was available for comment at the time of going to press.