Leisure resort in the Afan Valley granted planning permission


Salamanca Group are pleased to announce that, following the signing of the required legal agreement, Neath Port Talbot Council has today formally granted planning permission for the Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley development. Together, we will continue to ensure that proposals sensitively respond to the environment and generate socio-economic benefits for the local communities.

Martin Bellamy, Chairman and CEO of the Salamanca Group said: “I am delighted to have received a positive decision from Neath Port Talbot Council. This is an important milestone and I look forward to working with the council and local stakeholders to progress the project this year. We will want to work at pace to turn our vision into reality and create a new asset for tourism in Wales.

The Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Councillor Ted Latham, commented “I am delighted that, following the successful conclusion of the legal agreement, we have given formal approval to this potentially transformational new leisure development. Neath Port Talbot Council is committed to the regeneration and transformation of the Afan Valley and we are excited about the potential of the Wildfox Resort to help achieve this.

The Chief Executive, Karen Jones expanded “The members of the team behind the Wildfox Resort have firmly demonstrated to me their passion and commitment, not only to delivering a scheme which has the potential to drive economic recovery and invest in the landscape, but also to creating a new generation of training and job opportunities to inspire our community and local businesses.”


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 resort will be the first of its kind in the UK and will offer an active and adrenaline-filled escape for all ages who wish to partake in a range of activities. For those looking for a more relaxing experience or at the end of an action-packed day, the resort will offer a state-of-the-art spa experience as well as a selection of restaurants, bars and relaxation areas to unwind. Guests will be able to choose between a range of lodge types set within this stunning Welsh valley with easy access to the motorway and rail networks.


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