Outline planning for the site was secured in August 2019 (Planning Reference Number: S/36948). A range of environmental surveys and assessments were carried out in support of the planning application and are accessible via the planning portal. Planning for reserved matters including access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for Zone 1 was approved in June 2022.

Partnership approach

Pentre Awel is being delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board, Universities and Colleges including Cardiff University, Coleg Sir Gar, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea University.

It is part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal (£40million).