EVIDENCE given as part of a planning application shows that a senior councillor and current High Sheriff of Powys, Cllr David Price had been breaking planning regulations with his caravan site near Builth Wells for many years.

Today, Thursday, July 5, Powys County Council's planning committee will meet to discuss an retrospective application by the former committee chairman, Cllr David Price which legally allows him to have 28 pitch caravan site at Noyadd Farm, Llanddewi'r Cwm near Builth Wells

In May, Cllr David Price was the subject of an internal PCC investigation after it was reported that more than five pitches he was entitled to have at the Farm were being used there.

He was also replaced as chairman of the planning committee.

Under Caravan Club licence, Noyadd Farm was restricted to just five pitches, but the report that will go in front of the committee show that 28 pitches had been available at the site for at least 12 years.

The report also states that a toilet block had been built in 2002 and re-fited in 2014, as well as hardcore being placed at the site.

Sadly, for those who believe councillors should be whiter than white, Planning Officer believe that because the work had been done over four years ago Cllr Price is immune from enforcement action.

The report states: "This application is sought to confirm the lawful use of the site.

"In relation to the use of land, evidence has been provided by the way of site rgisters dating back to 2006, indicate three areas of land available for use.

"The registers also provide evidence over a period of time that the site has been used for up to 28 caravans at any one time.

"It is officers opinion from the evidence that the use of the site as a caravan site is immune from any formal enforc ement action and lawful."

A source at the Council, said: "It's clear he's been breaking the law for years, he should have known better as the chairman of planning he knew the rules and should have lived up to them.

"I hope PCC can whack him with a bill for business rates, backdated.

"It's a disgrace."

The reports recommends that the committee retrospectively approve the application.