RESIDENTS in Welshpool are being urged to have a say on a proposed housing development in the town.

Powys County Council has begun a consultation into 16 new houses that could be built on the site of the former Gungrog Church in Wales Nursery and Infant School.

A pre-application consultation has now started for the proposed development, which will allow interested parties to comment on the plans before a planning application is submitted.

If planning permission is granted for the 16 proposed bungalows, they will be owned and managed by the council and allocated to tenants through the Homes in Powys scheme, designed as a “one stop shop” for all social housing in the county.


Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “One of the priorities of the council is to tackle the housing emergency in the county and this can be achieved by building high quality council housing.

“Our proposed development on the site which the former Gungrog Church in Wales Nursery and Infant School in Welshpool occupies is going to be important as we look to meet this priority and build a stronger, fairer, greener future for this community.

 “The pre-application consultation is important as it gives the local community an opportunity to have their say on the plans before we submit a planning application.”

The pre-application consultation will close on Tuesday, December 19.

To view the pre-application consultation documents online and find out how you can make representations on the proposed plans, visit here.