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Plans for affordable homes

Created on 10/08/2018 @ 09:11
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By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to build 11 affordable homes in Llanfyllin have been submitted to Powys County Council by a social housing association.

Mid-Wales Housing have submitted plans to build at land beside Maes-y-Dderwen in Llanfyllin.

In the past, the site had received planning approval to build 14 houses to be sold on the open market, but the permission from 2011 has now expired.

Agents Munro Associates for Mid-Wales Housing said: “The development proposes the construction of 11 affordable, two storey dwellings all with private gardens, parking and associated communal landscaping.

“The proposed development is to be 100 per cent affordable.

“The appearance and scale of the proposal reflects that of the existing houses on Maes-y-Dderwen.”

“There is a community safety aspect to the scheme which will be developed in consultation with a Police Architectural Liaison Officer to allow the proposals to comply with Secured by Design (SBD) principles.

“To do this the layout is supposed to provide good natural surveillance of the street and parking spaces and that every dwelling has a degree of defensible space to further deter crime.”

Mid-Wales Housing held a pre-application consultation meeting in the town in June.

At the last meeting of Llanfyllin Town Council said that they supported the application after meeting with Mid Wales Housing. But they did stipulate their own conditions.

The Town Council said that more three-bedroom rather than two bedroom housing was required in the town.

It was also suggested that the four bedsit houses would be better than a four-bedroom house and that a play area for children be planned as where the children play at the moment will become an access route for new residents.

Ramblers also want to make sure that access to a byway would also be kept open.

In a letter to the planning department Graham Taylor, of Powys Ramblers, said: “There is a byway open to all traffic (BOAT) just beyond the northern boundary of the proposed development and does not seem to be affected.”

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