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Council welcomes green light for 26 new flats

Created on 19/09/2018 @ 17:06
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Amended plans for a three-storey building in Newtown that will contain 26 one-bedroomed flats have been welcomed by Powys County Council after being given the go-ahead.
The planning applications for the flats on land adjacent to Newtown Bowling Club at Back Lane was approved by Powys County Council’s Planning Committee last week, as reported by MyNewtown.

It was revealed that there are no parking arrangements for the residents.

However, the flats, to be developed by the council’s Housing Service, will be available for rent and will help the council meets 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, the council said.
Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “I’m delighted that we have received planning permission. Yesterday’s decision means that the council will now be building new social housing for the first time in 40 years.
“It also means that we will start to deliver on our promise to develop 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 exciting development is one that will meet the needs of the local community.”
With planning permission now granted, further work to finalise the tender documents will be completed in the next few weeks.

The tender process will be completed during October/November with a target date to start on site early next year and the project will take 18 months to complete.

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