LISTED building consent has been given to a senior county councillor who wants to make alterations to his home.

Former cabinet member, Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson (Conservative – Meifod), had applied for the listed building consent and also submitted a planning application for the alterations at Dyffryn, Meifod.

Because the proposals are made by a county councillor they were automatically brought in front of the Powys County Council planning committee and and were discussed on Thursday, October 24.

PCC built heritage conservation officer, Debra Lewis, said: “Both applications are identical but one is a listed building application.

“Dyffryn is a listed building that is about half a mile south west of Meifod. It’s a really interesting house.

“It is a farmhouse of two phases, the earlier is a 17th century timber framed property and then in the the early 19th century they had an extension.”

Cllr Elwyn Vaughan (Plaid Cymru – Glantwymyn) said: “It’s a lovely building, lovely house as all of us who go past there know.

“Buildings evolve over time and the centuries, the benefits of the proposal have been shown and I propose the application.”

Cllr Gareth Jones (Independent – Llanfair Caereinion) added: “You can see the standard which the current owner has kept the building in and the proposal is only going to enhance it.”

The application was voted through unanimously.

The proposal related 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.