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Town Council objects to log cabin construction plans

Created on 28/07/2021 @ 18:49

Welshpool Town Council is objecting to a farmer’s retrospective planning application for a log cabin construction business.

The business has been established by Mr Nick Jones of Gaer Farm, Golfa, Welshpool, who is now seeking planning permission from Powys County Council.

Mr Jones is asking the authority for change of use of part of an agricultural building to enable the construction of log cabins and change of use of an agricultural building to a sawmill.

The Town Council’s Planning Committee last night voted to object on highway grounds after hearing that a complaint had already been received at the dangers created by heavy goods vehicles taking timber to the site and taking away log cabins.

Cllr Alison Davies, chair of the committee, said the development had been established without the proper planning permission and she was aware that local county councillors had been contacted by concerned residents.

Cllr Richard Church said there was already a lot of heavy traffic using the road to reach Dingle Nurseries. “While I support farmers needing to diversify we can not afford to put more pressure on this road.

Cllr Geoff Lanagan said there had been objections during the last six months to the development.

“One highlights issues in the Local Development Plan which requires development proposals to meet all highway access requirements and to demonstrate that the strategic and local highway network can absorb the traffic impacts of developments.”

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