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48 village homes set for approval

Created on 26/04/2022 @ 08:45

By Elgan Hearn, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to build 48 houses either side of the B4393 road going through the village of Llandrinio have been backed by Powys planners.

The proposal, by Powys County Council itself would see 24 affordable homes built at land next to the Trawscoed housing estate and a further 24 houses to be sold on the open market, built at land next to the Orchard Croft housing estate.

The application will be decided by councillors at a meeting of the council’s Planning committee on Thursday.

In her report, principal planning officer Gemma Bufton explains that the application site at Trawscoed will be a “100% affordable housing site”.

Ms Bufton said: “It is noted that a total of 213 applicants are on the common housing register for Llandrinio and surrounding settlements with 117 confirming they would consider Llandrinio should accommodation be offered.”

Due to this, Ms Bufton explains that the discussion between the council’s affordable housing and housing management teams had concluded that Trawscoed would consist of one, two and three-bedroom properties which would be a mixture of “apartments, houses and bungalows”.

Ms Bufton said that the Orchard Croft site would provide 24 homes through a mixture of eight two-bedroom bungalows, 10 two-bedroom houses and six three-bedroom houses.

“The properties will therefore all be either single or two storey properties,” said Ms Bufton.

Ms Bufton adds in her report that there have been four letters commenting on the plans sent by members of the public.

These include objections on the grounds that it would see an increase of traffic in the village and that there are fears the plans represent an “over-development” of the village.

Ms Bufton said: “The proposed development fundamentally complies with relevant planning policy and the recommendation is therefore one of conditional consent.”

One of the 31 conditions placed on the permission is that plans for a children’s play area for Orchards Croft needs to be approved before building work can start.

Documents lodged with the application show that in September 2021, Llandrinio & Arddleen Community Council agreed to support the application.

But councillors asked that a tree preservation order is made on an Oak tree that is situated in Orchard Croft and also wanted to see the boundary of the site made with a natural hedge, rather than chain link fencing.

Separate land drainage consent will also be needed for the scheme.


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