The transformation of Barry’s waterfront is gathering pace. More than 2,000 homes, a primary school, retail units, bars and restaurants are being planned for a 100-acre site to regenerate the town’s quayside area. And now Vale of Glamorgan council has approved the final details of latest raft of homes in the development. The authority has given the green light for Taylor Wimpey – one of three developers behind the Barry waterfront project – to build 163 homes on land at the South Quay Waterside. Of the 163 homes, 24 would be classed as affordable. They would add to 243 homes which Taylor Wimpey have already had approved in the West Pond and South Quay Parkside areas of Barry Waterfront. The plans were passed despite concerns from Barry Town council that earlier parts of the development failed to deliver on commitments on public open space and mix of affordable homes and commercial units. The council’s obection said: “Barry Town council are particularly concerned that earlier phases of development have failed to deliver on promises, and with this phase that there is a comprehensive provision of children’s play space for all the new residential development, that the commercial units are delivered as promised and that pavements, access ways and properties all ensure access for all and are fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010.”