Parc Derwen Retail Development

Details of the forthcoming retail development are now available.

The proposed development comprises of 44 Residential units comprising a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 9 retail units. The buildings are 3 storey with the retail units at ground floor level and the residential properties proposed at first and second floor levels. 10 of the 44 units are proposed to be Affordable and are proposed to meet the requirements of the DQR Standards.

The design and access statement is available here

Potential solution for residents still waiting for fibre connections

On behalf of Spectrum Internet, please see the following information from Kerry Adshead

Hi All, I work for a company that can supply Full Fibre broadband to the estate. I have also discussed this with Amanda Williams and our Director and our first stage is to gauge interest.

If you are interested in Full Fiber broadband, please complete the attached form and return to the email address on the form. The more people to sign up the better.

There is a lot of potential with this option as they don’t rely on Openreach or BT for infrastructure as they have their own fibre lines and cabinets.

You can download the form here.

Interested in opening a business on Parc Derwen?

If you are interested in taking on one of the 7 (or so) promised retail units that Persimmon are building then please get in touch with us, the Parc Derwen Community Association.

We will then forward your enquiry on to the relevant people and pursue/gather information on your behalf.

Also, limited information is available here from the surveyors.

Feel free to use the contact us form or leave a message in the comments section below this post.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have any information regarding pricing or availability. We are simply gathering demand and putting it to Persimmon to encourage them to start building the units and make them available.

Kind Regards



I’m sure that most homeowners on Parc Derwen were sold the dream when sat in the sales office for the first time. How modern and family friendly the estate would be, with wide open spaces and cutting edge facilities that justify the pricing.

Yet we are now about to say farewell to 2017 and what have Persimmon really done on site apart from build houses?

Built a play park

Yes. We have one play park for the kids. A park that original residents had to wait around 4 years for.

More have been promised with Section 106 cash, apparently ready to be built yet there seems to be a stumbling block with Bridgend County Borough Council not wanting to adopt what Persimmon build. While both organisations continue to argue (over £££, let’s face facts) the residents of Parc Derwen suffer.

It’s time for both Persimmon and BCBC to stop discussing and start DELIVERING. I know that there are quite a few well paid roles in both organisations that need justifying but come on.

Shop till you dro….ah never mind

We have recently had feedback from Persimmon about the promised retail units. According to them they will only start building them when there is demand. So have they been advertising these units? Has anyone seen or heard of Persimmon mentioning these units? How big are they? How much will they cost?

I’m not an expert but I’m pretty sure that to stimulate demand for something it must be offered in the first place.

The Future looks promising

Now that we have an adept Councillor representing us, things will improve that is for sure. There has been more dialogue with Persimmon than ever before since the May elections. However I do feel it is important everyone that has cause for concern over the lack of facilities to also voice those concerns. Otherwise they will just turn a blind eye to it, just like your snagging list.

Register interest for Fibre Internet in Parc Derwen

Here you can register your interest in getting fibre services installed at your property in Parc Derwen.

Cllr Amanda Williams has kindly offered to then use the list as a tool to get things moving faster!

If you are unsure what cabinet you may be connected to, you can use the postcode checker at the following link: POSTCODE CHECK

For those interested in services on Cabinet 80, CLICK HERE

For those interested in services on Cabinet 162, CLICK HERE

For those interested in services on Cabinet 79, CLICK HERE