A CONSULTATION on 13 potential new homes in Llandrindod Wells has begun, with local residents urged to have their say on the matter within the next month.

A pre-application in respect of a proposed residential development on the outskirts of the spa town has been made public, with Llandrindod county councillor Jake Berriman informing residents they have 28 days to respond.

The area of potential development is a narrow strip of land near the Ddole Road Industrial Estate, just off the A483 road heading out of Llandrindod.

Although the site is within the development boundary, it is classed as green space – meaning any subsequent application must "justify the proposed development in terms that it provides enhanced community benefit”.


“I have today received notification of a pre-application consultation in respect of a residential proposal off the A483, on the northern edge of Llandrindod Wells,” said Councillor Berriman, posting on Facebook on Tuesday (January 23).

“Residents have 28 days to respond. I have arranged for the planning agent to come and speak with the nearest residents in a ‘kitchen conversation’.”

The pre-application is being handled by Llanfaredd-based Alan Southerby Planning Ltd on behalf of applicant J A Morgan Construction, from Llandrindod.

The application proposes the residential development will face onto the unclassified no-through-road to the west from where a combination of both single and shared access is taken for each of the proposed new 2, 3 and 4-bedroom dwellings, of which there will be 13 in total, with three detached and five pairs of semi-detached.

Two of which (four dwellings in total, or 30 per cent), will be provided as affordable housing. All dwellings have private rear amenity/garden space delineated by fencing and frontage car parking. Garaging is also proposed for some of the dwellings.

The generally flat half-hectare site is currently in no particular overall use.

There is existing gated access to the site from the no-through-road which serves the site, together with a number of existing properties and a railway yard.

At its northern end, the site also contains a sewage pumping station and electricity sub-station surrounded by security fencing.

A planning statement laying out proposals said: “The submitted enquiry concerns residential development on a site that is within the development boundary but has no allocation for residential development.

“It is however, designated as amenity greenspace and while residential development may be acceptable on this site it will be necessary for any subsequent application to clearly justify the proposed development in terms that it provides enhanced community benefit and that full details for the provision and management of an enhanced play area are also submitted.”

Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed development must write to the agent at enquiries@alansoutherbyplanning.co.uk by February 20. Alternatively, write to Alan Southerby Planning Ltd, Cnitho Mill, Llanfaredd, Powys, LD2 3UE.

You can view the pre-planning application by visiting http://alansoutherbyplanning.co.uk/pre-application.../.