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Big housing plan for Guilsfield

Created on 05/07/2019 @ 11:25
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Plans are being submitted to build the biggest housing development in Guilsfield for more than 20 years.

Roger Parry & Partners have published the plans on behalf of their client for 22 houses on a greenfield site on the edge of the village, which is an allocated site within Powys’ Local Development Plan (LDP).

The proposal includes a mix of four, three and two-bedroom properties, with five being classed as ‘affordable’ two-bedroom semi-detached houses.

A new access road is proposed off the B4392 county highway together with an adoptable access road to serve the proposed dwellings.

If successful, it will be the biggest development since a similar number of houses were added to Oldcastle Avenue in 1997.

“The proposed scheme will inevitably boost the local economy, in not only providing additional housing to the settlement, but also providing work during the construction to local businesses and labourers,” the proposal states.

“Socially, the development will provide more children for the village’s primary school. Smaller schools within Powys are currently struggling to remain open and this development will assist in ensuring these primary schools remain necessary and open. The development also introduces a varied house type, which would cater for all family sizes and which would provide a well-balanced demographic within the site.

“The physical context of the site, as existing, is an agricultural field, and with existing residential properties located immediately adjacent to the boundary of the site, the proposed development will be seen as a natural extension to the residential build development of Guilsfield.”

The proposal will be considered by Guilsfield Community Council, followed by Powys County Council, with residents’ views to be taken into consideration throughout the process.

The full proposal can be viewed here.

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