The Pontypridd Observer this week reports on a possible new development at the former precinct site on Pontypridd town centre.
The site has remained derelict since Taff Vale Developers went into administration last year. The former precinct had been demolished in 2011 but currently remains a major eyesore in a prime location at the end of Taff Street. It had over several years scaled down the project considerable and the eventual failure to deliver disappointed many.
Since then there have been rumours of several other investors but for a variety of reasons they have not taken their proposals forward. Now a new developer has shown an interest - with a new plan.
This time the plan would include not a hotel and restaurants as previously promised, but a mix if one and two bedroom apartments above shops.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell hopes that at last there will be some progress.
"Pontypridd needs something new and this area desperately needs regenerating. It really is an eyesore and in a very prominent place.
"Residents have become very disillusioned by constant promises from developers and form RCT Council. Fancy pavements are all well and good but they will not draw people into the town.
"Pontypridd, in common with other towns, is already having to compete with out of town developments, and the new town planned for Talbot Green will not help traders here. The sooner something positive is done the better and like many people I hope this time plans will come to fruition."
The Pontypridd Observer this week reports