Hafod Renewal Area was declared by the City and County of Swansea in March 2001. Since that time, the council has been working to bring about improvements for the benefit of all who live and work in the area.

Group Repair has been used to great effect to bring about substantial improvements in the condition of much of the older housing within the area, however, some properties remain unimproved and the council is now seeking to re-declare the Renewal Area for an additional two years from 2011 in order to effectively deal with the remaining unimproved properties.

In order to do this, the council must satisfy themselves that this extension of time and the improvement of the remaining properties is the most satisfactory course of action. Arthur Associates have been engaged to assist the council in carrying out a Neighbourhood Renewal Assessment to determine whether this is the case.