Leisure resort in the Afan Valley one step closer following consent for Reserved Matters


Salamanca Group are pleased to congratulate the team at Wildfox Resorts following their announcement that the South Wales Valleys are one step closer to hosting Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley following the granting of consent for both the Reserved Matters and discharge of conditions applications.

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council (CBC) granted consent for the Reserved Matters on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at the planning committee meeting. Consent for a package of conditions was granted on 1 November 2022. The Reserved Matters and discharge of conditions applications follow the outline planning permission being issued on Tuesday January 18 2022.

Martin Bellamy, Chief Executive of Salamanca Group & Wildfox Resorts commented “The consents mark a key milestone in the project’s development and demonstrate our commitment to delivery. I am delighted to be working with Neath Port Talbot CBC on the first of a new generation of adventure resorts, born and based in Wales.”

The Leader of Neath Port Talbot CBC, Cllr Stephen Hunt said: “This is a transformational project for the Afan Valley and this region as a whole as it will provide a large number of jobs in the construction phase and when it is finished local people will have many jobs available to them.

“It promises to make the Afan Valley the go-to place for adventure tourists and will also have a spa and wellness offering with many spin-off benefits for Neath Port Talbot.”

Claire Pearce, Director of Sustainability and Economic Development at Salamanca group & Wildfox Resorts commented: “From the outset, we have been committed to working closely with Neath Port Talbot CBC to drive local regeneration in the Afan Valley.

“The whole team at Wildfox Resorts is now preparing for the next stage of project development and will continue to proactively engage with local businesses and communities”


About Salamanca Group

Salamanca Group is a privately-held Merchant Banking business, home to experts in global investment and advisory, with a focus on real estate. Salamanca Group’s real estate team has operated across the globe, purchasing land, developing sites and buying businesses related to the sector. The Group’s focus is on large projects in the UK having divested many of its overseas assets. The Group works with clients to enable their business, protect their assets and grow their capital.



About Wildfox Resorts

The Afan Valley resort will be the first of its kind in the UK and will be the single biggest investment in tourism, regeneration and landscape restoration in Wales, creating over 1,000 jobs in construction and in operation.

Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley will offer an adventure-filled escape for all ages who wish to take part in a range of activities including mountain biking, walking and cycling trails, canyoning, zip wires, climbing, bouldering, family adventure pool and electric off-road experiences to name a few.  For those looking for a more relaxing stay or some well-deserved rest and recovery, the resort will offer a unique spa as well as a selection of restaurants and bars that champion regional produce.

Guests will be able to choose between a range of high-quality lodges or stay within the bespoke hotel and our Wildfox apartments, all set within the stunning Welsh valley with easy access to the motorway and rail networks.