A new hostel and bar has been given the go-ahead on appeal.
Just a stone’s throw from the Liberty Stadium in Swansea the former training workshop and office in the Neath Road will have nine en-suite rooms with kitchenette areas once converted.
Swansea Council had turned the hostel application down on parking grounds, but a Welsh Government-appointed planning inspector sided with applicant Lee Roblin.
Mr Roblin, of property company R&L Group, said he would now be looking at the cost of the scheme in more detail and then come up with a plan of action.
"We only had the approval last Friday," he said.
A planning statement on behalf of Mr Roblin said the area lacked tourist accommodation to serve the stadium , and that the proposed hostel would have a ground floor bar and lounge open to the public as well as hostel guests.
Guests, it added, would be able to use five parking spaces.
“The business website will make it clear that there is minimal on site parking, and management would encourage the use of public transport to access the hostel," said the planning statement.
Streamline SA look forward to an even busier 2019 when plans to increase their accommodation portfolio come to fruition at the former training and office block owned by sister company R and L.
Lucy Roblin from Streamline comments "it’s exciting for us going forward, and we were delighted with the outcome of our planning appeal. The Neath Road area is really on the up in terms of tourism, and Streamline SA will definitely be a part of that".
The area is already home to a new brewery and tap room, whilst the local council is leading on a multi million pound investment scheme, transforming Hafod Morfa Copperworks. Plans are forging ahead to create a whisky distillery, visitor centre and exhibition spa, whilst a New Zealand company is also looking to create gondola ride to the top of Kilvey Hill, along with luge runs and a hilltop restaurant.

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