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Amended plans for 26 flats submitted for Newtown town centre

 
Created on 11/07/2018 @ 11:00
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More social housing is to be built in Newtown town centre if amended plans are approved.

Powys County Council wants to build 26 one-bedroomed flats on land adjacent to Newtown Bowling Club at Back Lane.

Plans for apartments on the site had originally been submitted by a private developer and Newtown-based Hughes Architects before the site was sold to the council.

It is close to the Mid Wales Housing Association development at the former magistrates court building where more social housing flats have been completed.
 
The council said the flats, which will be available for rent if the development is given the go-ahead, will help the council meet its Vision 2025 to build a minimum of 250 affordable homes across the county by 2023.
 
The planned development, which will meet Welsh Government Development Quality Requirements, has been designed to meet the needs of future tenants.
 
Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We are committed to developing 250 additional homes over the next five years that meet the needs of the local communities across Powys. This development is just the first of many housing developments that we are planning across the county.
 
“The design takes into account our Wood Encouragement Policy, which will see the timber used for both the primary structure and external materials including windows and doors.
 
“This is an exciting development and one that will meet the needs of the local community.”
 
If granted, work on the site could start early next year and will take a year to complete.

Photo: The site at Back Lane, Newtown

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