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Councillors to discuss 32 homes plan

 
Created on 09/10/2020 @ 11:41
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Plans have been submitted for 32 new houses in Abermule.

The plans will be discussed by Abermule with Llandyssil Community C next week when their views on the application will be passed on to Powys County Council.

The planning application has been submitted by Tim Edwards of Wrexham based TRE Developments. It's for a mixture of two, three and four bedroomed properties at land next to The Meadows.

Dafydd Edwards of Blueprint Architects said: “The proposal is seeking permission to provide the area with family homes with
the inclusion of six affordable homes to the area.

“The proposal is for  a mixture of mews, semi-detached and detached units provided with adequate amenity space and parking facilities.

“Allowance has been made to provide a through road, and stopping up of the existing narrow highway to the frontage of The Meadows.”

Mr Edwards believes this is  “a huge improvement to the highways safety in the area”.

If it goes ahead Mr Edwards says the changes will also provide pedestrians with a “safer route to walk” into the village centre.

Last year a pre-application consultation was held asking for villagers and the community council for their views on the development.

Abermule with Llandyssil Community Council supported the need for more houses in in Abermule, but not the way the developer was going about it.

Community council clerk, Gwilym Ripon, said: “The agent/developer has not exercised best practice in the consultation exercise showing total disregard to the community council and residents.

“For pre-planning consultation to be effective an agent should as a matter of courtesy meet informally with planning officers and the community council who have local knowledge of the area.

“Had they done so they would have been alerted to the issues of highways, access and infrastructure.”

The agent says that a meeting had been arranged, but no dates or times were confirmed.

The agent was then asked to attend a meeting  at short notice but was unable to do so.

The application will be discussed at a meeting of the community council on Wednesday.

The council has until 23 October to give Powys County Council their views on the application.

 

By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporting Service

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