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04  March

Developer confirms housing site's Welsh name change

29/11/2023 @ 11:50
Developers have assured Newtown Town Council that a Welsh name will be used on a new development they're working on despite an English name appearing at the front of the site.

When planning was submitted for a social housing scheme at the former Travis Perkins site on New Road, the town council submitted a proposal for it to be called Plas Melinydd rather than Millers Place.

However, a sign on the former front window of a site building still states Millers Place.

Town councillors wrote to Powys County Council's planning enforcement team urging them to contact the developer, Mid Wales Property. The company is developing the site onm behalf of housing association, Barcud.

In response, the company has emailed the town council assuring it that they will be using the Welsh name.

An email will be discussed at next week's meeting of the Economy and Environment Committee.

It said: "As you will be aware the name Millers Place was installed before the request to change the name to Plas Melinydd was made. The current name Millers Place will stay in place on the temporary site entrance hoarding throughout the construction process.

"Prior to practical completion/occupation of the development, approved signage will be erected in the name of Plas Melinydd. Trust this clarifies."