PLANNERS are set to consider two planning applications made by a senior councillor who is part of Powys County Council’s planning committee.

Former cabinet member, Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson (Conservative – Meifod), has submitted a listed building application to build an open porch, garden room and internal alterations as well at his farm, Dyffryn near Meifod.

His second application is a planning application to make the alterations for the open porch and garden room.

Both applications will be decided by councillors at the planning committee meeting on Thursday, October 24.

All planning applications made by councillors automatically go before the committee to be decided.

Principal planning officer, Louise Evans, said: “Dyffryn is Grade II listed as a significant, well preserved, farmhouse, of two periods. The house is set back from the A495 highway, approximately a quarter of a mile south west of Meifod.

“The earlier 17th century house is now set at the rear and is attached by a link extension to the 19th century structure at the front of the property.”

The proposal relates to:

  • The formulation of a new garden room.
  • The formation of a porch.
  • The loss of a porch canopy.
  • The opening of a doorway from the existing snug to the proposed garden room.
  • The enlargement of a window from the snug to the proposed porch.
  • The alteration to the fireplace in the snug to block it up internally and expose it in the proposed garden room.
  • The enlargement of the window to form a doorway from the kitchen to the proposed garden room.
  • Relocation of a modern partition wall, reinstatement of an internal wall and the removal of an internal wall.

Ms Evans added: “The proposed scheme is considered to preserve the character of the listed building and it is recommended that the application be granted approval.”

On the second application, which is for the construction of an open porch and garden room, Ms Evans, added: “The development has been considered by the conservation officer as part of the concurrent listed building consent application who raises no objection for the design of the proposal.”

She also said that the second application should be given “conditional consent”.

“It is considered that the proposed development complete with relevant planning policy and the recommendation is one of conditional consent.”