Plans have been resubmitted to convert a Powys quarry into a holiday park with 89 five-star chalets.

Plans have been resubmitted by GF Grigg ltd to convert their quarry in Caersws into a new holiday park with 89 new chalets.

The Penstrowed Quarry is cut into the side of the hill Maesmawr near Caersws and is currently comprises of  the quarry itself along with many large industrial buildings which serve the Recycling and Construction activities, Plant Hire, Haulage and HGV Repair Workshops.


The original application to convert the site was made back at the end of last year but was withdrawn to allow time for “additional supporting information, plans and surveys” to be prepared.

Plans would see the quarry redeveloped to house 89 “five star chalets” a large informal recreation area as well as the creation of two ponds and have said that their plans “would help raise the standard of holiday accommodation offered in the region”.

In their application Lambe Planning and Design on behalf of GF Grigg said that the proposal would bring £2.28 million to the local economy annually.

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They have said they wish to make the change to the use of the quarry because “the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly and detrimentally affected the business” and that has “put pressure” on them to diversify their business.

Plans will see the removal of current industrial building on the site as well as the creation of wildlife habitats, including the two ponds (one of which will be for fishing), as well as bat roosts and wildlife corridors.

The new lodges would be constructed form timber and stained in a muted colour to “blend fully into the natural environment”.