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What people think of the plans for Mumbles...

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

By CATHERINE LINNIE-GODDEN

An artist's impression of what part of Mumbles seafront could look like in the future.

An artist's impression of what part of Mumbles seafront could look like in the future.

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PLANS for a multi-million pound revamp in Mumbles have won early backing from residents and visitors.

Yesterday the Post revealed how developers Nextcolour hope to create a new complex of restaurants, shops, a gym and a spa around the Tivoli building in the centre of the village.

The development, called Oyster Wharf, will cost between £3million and £4million.

Many responses on the Post's website and Facebook pages were also positive, but some were sceptical about the plans.

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Kathryn Johnson said: "Mumbles needs a total makeover to keep it a popular tourist destination and bring much needed revenue.

"As it stands Mumbles looks tired and in need of a revamp."

Another post said: "That's good news. It's been in need of this for years and will be fantastic for everybody."

Dale Owen said: "It's in need of a facelift and needs modernising.

"There's also a lot of potential for small businesses to bring money into Mumbles."

But Emilie Thomas disagreed.

She said: "The city centre needs a makeover. Mumbles shouldn't be the number one priority."

Concerns have already been raised about parking.

Denise Davey said: "Parking is already dire.

"Mumbles needs to be looked at as a whole and a proper development strategy put in place."

James Morse, commercial director at Nextcolour Developments Ltd, has said Mumbles was looking "quite tired" and would benefit from the investment.

He added: "The regeneration project is a vital step for Mumbles and will retain the status of the village as the 'jewel in the crown' of Swansea Bay. Oyster Wharf will become a spectacular centrepiece.

"The finished development will offer a perfect mix of retail, food and drink for the whole of Swansea."

What an improvement. Mumbles needs something to attract the visitors and other businesses. It will help boost the economy both in the day and the evenings. I really hope this goes ahead.

Richard Baker, aged 45, owner of Pier 39 from Mumbles.

It will bring a lot more visitors, which is great and would give more things for little ones to do. Right now all they do when they come here is visit the arcade and go for ice creams.

Samantha Adams, aged 27, nursery nurse from Pontarddulais.

Mumbles needs something to give it a boost, and some other buildings need a spruce-up. The economy would improve.

Owen Davies, aged 28, manager of Trams Cafe, from Sketty.

This would attract a lot more tourists and there will be more places to go and things to do.

Alysa Foley, aged 23, nursery nurse from Mumbles.

Mumbles is unique. The plans are far too modern, they should retain as much of the original charm as possible.

Andrew Lallis, aged 52, Customer service worker, from Swansea.

I only come here to look at the beach, but the plan does look good and snazzier!

Kylie Robinson, age 27, carer from Castle Lofts.

It does look impressive, and it would be good for tourism, but it may attract too much tourism which might upset the locals as it will become too busy.

Fred Spridgeon, age 78, retired, from West Cross.

The changes will enhance the look of this particular area of Mumbles.

Mrs Sheehan, aged 43, from North Gower.

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