Pontypridd Town Development

On the 15th November, the Cabinet of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council published a progress report on the regeneration of Pontypridd Town Centre. In this report, the development options for both the Bingo Hall site and 96-99a and 100-102 Taff Street (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkins/Burtons building) are described as ‘currently being considered’.

Having attended briefings as a Senedd Member and a local Councillor about the future of these sites, it seems that the thoughts of those that live, work and enjoy Pontypridd are not being factored into decision making processes.

So that I can best represent your views,  I’d like to hear from local residents, businesses and users of the town about what you’d like to see happen to these sites. I’d be grateful if you could please do so by completing this short survey.

What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?


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  • David Weston
    answered 2021-12-01 18:58:26 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • David Weston
    answered 2021-12-01 18:58:15 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Supermarket such as Waitrose plus selection of independent shops
  • David Weston
    answered 2021-12-01 18:58:13 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Supermarket such as Waitrose plus selection of independent shops
  • David Weston
    answered 2021-12-01 18:55:36 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Hotel with shop units below on High Street with well known chain restaurants such as Nandos, Cote Brasserie, Piza Express.
  • Maria Brain
    answered 2021-12-01 18:52:42 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Clothing shop one which everyone can afford etc primark , more shops ponty us full of charity shops , there’s nothing here to attract younger generation.
  • georgina watson
    answered 2021-12-01 18:42:14 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • georgina watson
    answered 2021-12-01 18:42:03 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: no big chain shops please. think out of the box, a place for our young people to gather, snooker tables, table tennis tables, information centre, a drop in place for people who need support or feel isolated, a place to run courses for our communities, cooking, budgeting, how to repair things, a clothing swap shop, a safe bike storage area, a credit union where people can save and take out a loan without huge interest rates. A hub for useful things to help improve quality of live.
  • georgina watson
    answered 2021-12-01 18:35:51 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: I would like to see the M and S building become a multi purpose building used for many purposes to serve local people and to improve the quality of peoples lives. I would love to see an recreation and information zone for our young people 11-17 yrs old who are way underprovided for in Pontypridd town centre. I would like to see a drop in centre for people to come in for a chat as mental health and loneliness are a huge problem. I would also like to see a repair centre where things can be repaired or recycled or indeed upcycled. I would also like to see a space where local ctaftspeople can share skills and sell there goods. Also I would like to see a credit union where people can save money then take out a loan without huge repayment costs. I dont think a big chain store will come to Pontyridd in the current financial situation but I do believe that we need to think out of the box and think what is really needed in Pontypridd.
  • Rees Louise
    answered 2021-12-01 18:07:36 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • Rees Louise
    answered 2021-12-01 18:07:28 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Independent stalls, library of things, exhibition space, workshops.
  • Rees Louise
    answered 2021-12-01 18:06:19 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Keep this a green area, plant some trees and bee friendly edibles.
  • Sian Blackman
    answered 2021-12-01 17:00:39 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • Sian Blackman
    answered 2021-12-01 17:00:26 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Well know discount shops
    Wilko, one below. Entertainer. Hmv. Jd sports
  • Sian Blackman
    answered 2021-12-01 16:58:12 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Independent shops
    Benches
    Flowers
    Trees
  • Kyle John
    answered 2021-12-01 16:49:57 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: Yes
  • Kyle John
    answered 2021-12-01 16:49:48 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Locally owned shops rather than larger chains
  • Kyle John
    answered 2021-12-01 16:49:17 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Local owned shops
  • Penny Green
    answered 2021-12-01 16:20:11 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: Yes
  • Penny Green
    answered 2021-12-01 16:20:02 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: A home bargains in town would be amazing
  • Penny Green
    answered 2021-12-01 16:18:50 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: A wilko store would bring something extra to the town. They showed interest in coming to town in the past and I think they would provide things that aren’t currently available in town
  • Stacey Ward
    answered 2021-12-01 16:05:35 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: Yes
  • Stacey Ward
    answered 2021-12-01 16:05:13 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: See previous answer regarding hotel. This site could be flats overlooking the river with smaller independent retail or an indy trader ‘department store’ in the M&S. You could do a hotel/bar/restaurant in part of it as well as the ‘dept store’ ??
  • Stacey Ward
    answered 2021-12-01 16:03:04 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: I think a hotel with bar/restaurant at the ground level and undercroft parking would be a great addition to the town. How can a University town not have a decent hotel? Failing that use the buildings opposite old m&s etc for the hotel and parking and leave the bingo Hall site as open space – the light into town centre is amazing now it’s gone!
  • Wynne Mulcahy
    answered 2021-12-01 15:44:01 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • Wynne Mulcahy
    answered 2021-12-01 15:43:52 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: Again … more independent shops … not generic corporate faceless trade that you will find EVERYWHERE … let’s make pontypridd a must come to place because it offers something different :)
  • Wynne Mulcahy
    answered 2021-12-01 15:42:17 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: Independent shops …. cafes … toilets …. not generic phone shops AGAIN or vape shops AGAIN …. shops to bring interest trade and footfall to our much needing town . At the moment apart from a few newer shops pontypridd still lacks the enticement to come and browse to buy …
  • Stephen Huggins
    answered 2021-12-01 15:37:16 +0000
    Q: Do you feel that your views are taken into account by RCT Council when decisions are taken about development in Pontypridd Town Centre?
    A: No
  • Stephen Huggins
    answered 2021-12-01 15:37:04 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see at 96-99a and 100-102 Taff St (the old M&S and Dorothy Perkings/ Burtons buildings)?
    A: A modern shopping arcade.
  • Stephen Huggins
    answered 2021-12-01 15:35:55 +0000
    Q: What developments would you like to see on the old Bingo site?
    A: I would like more public toilets in the town centre during the daytime. I don’t begrudge paying the 20p to use the market toilets but you really have to go out of your way sometimes to get there and they are on limited hours. My friend has moved back around here after years away and he has started using the town but was shocked at the lack of toilet facilities.
  • Francis Whitefoot
    published this page in Campaigns 2021-11-29 11:17:20 +0000

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