Plans for an Aldi and Starbucks cafe could be tabled for land at Burrows Yard in Aberavon later this year following a contract swap between Neath Port Talbot Council in December 2022.

Burrows Yard is located in a popular residential area close to Port Talbot town center and the Green Park redevelopment, but has been empty for several years. The land used to house a municipal patio and a gas station, but soon it will be able to house two popular shops.

Labor councilor Stephanie Grimshaw announced the plans on social media this week, saying that after years of hard work, this could be a huge boon for residents living nearby.

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She said: “After years of hard work and a huge thank you to the team, I can now confirm that negotiations with Aldi and Magic Bean Company (a Starbucks franchise) have been completed. The contracts were exchanged on December 16, 2022. Keep looking in the retail planning app. I know it’s been a long time for many residents, and I’m sure we all look forward to positive use of the site.”

Aberavon councilor Andrew Dacey added: “It’s been empty for a long time so I’m delighted something is developing at Burroughs Yard and will no longer be an eyesore on Aberavon’s doorstep.” You can read more about our stories from Neath Port Talbot here or sign up for our newsletter here.

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