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Approval for log cabins

Created on 09/09/2021 @ 10:07

By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for holiday accommodation near Welshpool have been given the green light by Powys planners.

The application was submitted in June for two log cabins and associated works at land southeast of Glyn Cogan, which is just off the B4390 road that links Berriew with Manafon. The proposal is for two holiday lets, sited next to an existing woodland in a field.

A car park will be created on existing hardstanding as you enter the site, forming a parking area for vehicles.

Powys County Council planning officer Luke Jones said: “Having carefully considered the proposed development, officers are satisfied that the proposal is in accordance with planning policy.

“The proposed development is considered to be of a modest scale, the design of which is in keeping with the site’s rural surroundings.

“For these reasons the recommendation is therefore one of approval subject to the conditions detailed.”

One of seven conditions placed on the approval is that the cabins will be used only as holiday accommodation and will not be a person’s “main place of residence”.

A register will need to be kept with up-to-date information on the guests including their home address, date of arrival and departure from the cabins.

Agent, Gerallt Davies of Roger Parry and Partners, explained the proposal in a planning statement.

Mr Davies said: “The proposal will provide the applicant with an additional income stream, support the local tourism of the area, and indirectly support local businesses and sites where visitors will visit.

“The low-lying nature of the holiday-lets and the existing landscaping

means the cabins will be screened from the roadside and views.”

Mr Davies added: “The beauty and variety of the Powys countryside creates an attractive area for tourists.

“Tourism is an important element of the rural economy, and it has been estimated that tourism for Wales equates to seven per cent of Wales’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product).”

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