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Councils Fight Over Swansea University Campus

Posted by Richard Ward

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Swansea University's bay campus and an Amazon depot are at the centre of a row between two councils.

The two sites are in Neath Port Talbot, but Swansea wants to bring them into its city area following the review of electoral wards by the local authority.

The proposal to include Swansea University's bay campus and Amazon's depot within the boundary of the city came about due to a review of Swansea's electoral wards.

In a report going before council, officers said the boundary with the neighbouring authority was not clear and "can easily be clarified by some simple tweaks in the area of Crymlyn Burrows and the Swansea University Bay Campus".

It said a new line should run from the roundabout east of the Amazon depot.

However, a Swansea University spokeswoman said they were not aware of the proposal, although it was recognised the expansion of the campus will cross into Swansea.

Meanwhile, a Neath Port Talbot council spokesman said: "The proposals made by Swansea council are invalid and will not be considered by the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales, as the commission itself has confirmed to us."