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Former Mayhew Chicken Factory Site - Consultation

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s Prosperity and Development department are looking to develop a project at the Former Mayhew Chicken Factory site, Trecynon. 

The aim of the proposed project is to increase connectivity and employment through investment in prioritised local and regional infrastructure. The former Mayhew Chicken Factory site provides a significant redevelopment opportunity for a mixed use development comprising modern business premises and park and ride facility (to include car park with EV charging facilities and an Active Travel bridge) as preparation for the future proposed extension of the passenger rail line beyond Aberdare.

This development would support the METRO proposal to extend the passenger railway line beyond Aberdare and provide further enhanced connectivity to the region and local settlement in the future via the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling and Cynon Gateway.

The project will look to provide future transport capacity to cope with future demand, which will, improve accessibility and connectivity and reduce journey times between key settlements within South East Wales. Improving access to a wider range of job opportunities in the future by increasing the coverage of public transport, particularly for cross-valley journeys.

Furthermore, the project will serve to reverse the loss of a large employment site and build a modern light industrial business park, creating quality jobs in a regionally important strategic area, addressing the lack of modern industrial units in the region to support SME growth through improved productivity.
The following consultation seeks to understand viewpoints regarding the site and the project proposals and to understand whether there is a considered need in the area for the  improvements at the site location.

The consultation runs from Monday 6th June to Friday 1st July 2022.

Please Note: This project is in the early stages of development; therefore fully developed plans are yet to be produced and are not currently available. The consultation is inviting views on the initial proposals. Further updates will be available should the project progress.

You can have your say in a number of ways;


Fill in the online questionnaire


Email us at


If you would prefer to speak to someone to provide your views please:
Telephone – 01443 425014

You are welcome to communicate with us in Welsh and this will not lead to a delay.