Planning Applications

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The Vale of Grwyney Community Council is a statutory consultee and as such is invited by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to comment on planning applications made within The Vale. 

The following application/s will be reported to Council during the May meeting:  

17/14924/LBC:  Interior configuration of the residential space within the property, internal alterations and the demolition of existing conservatory and construction of single storey rear extension  Glebe Farm House, Llanbedr, Crickhowell  NP8 1SR

The following application/s have been PERMITTED:

17/14620FUL:  Proposed internal re-modelling of existing bungalow and living room and utility extension to facilitate applicant’s spouse disability.  Ty Graig, Llangenny Lane, Crickhowell  NP8 1AN

17/14643/FUL and 17/14644/FUL- Ty Cerreg, Llangenny, NP8 1HA;

Full information can be found on the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s web site.

UP-DATE Cwrt Y Gollen – Outline Planning Application

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THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the demonstration against the proposal to build 68 dwellings at Cwrt Y Gollen, as well as those of you who spoke against this application, in both the September and October PAROW Meetings.

Despite these objections following a site visit Members of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority voted to permit this application.

The webcast of the PAROW Meeting in which this decision was taken can be found on the BBNPA web site.

Cwrt Y Gollen Up-date

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As you may be aware the Inspector conducting the Examination into the Local Development Plan (LDP) insisted the site at Cwrt-Y-Gollen was reinstated within the LDP.  This was against the wishes of the BBNP Authority and the Community Council.

Representatives from the BBNP Authority and Vale of Grwyney Community Council drew the Inspector’s attention to the fact the original Development Brief  proposed a lot more housing – phased over (three) stages.  Although removing the site from the LDP is no longer an option the Inspector listened to the BBNP and Community Council and informed the Developer’s Agents a new Development Brief would be required if their proposals are to be considered further.

A new Development Brief has now been drafted and is subject to a six week consultation period running from the 13th March with an Exhibition in the Gymnasium at Cwrt Y Gollen on the 26th and 27th March.

We must stress this is NOT a planning application, although this will inevitably follow if our objections are not accepted.

The Community Council is fully aware the vast majority of local residents are against any future development on this site, as was clearly demonstrated by the results of the petition undertaken last year which showed 97% of those that participated are against it.

We do not agree with the contents within the draft Development Brief and will be opposing it on behalf of the residents by making recommendations as set out within Planning Policies and the formally adopted LDP.

For your information, the key objections that have been highlighted to both the Council and the developers are as follows:

  • Building an additional 70 houses will bring at least 140 more people to an area that is not geared up to support such a large and sudden increase in population in areas, such as  shopping, schools, parking, medical facilities, etc;
  •  As the site itself will not have any shopping or other facilities, the residents will have to travel by car even to the nearest town of Crickhowell, creating significant traffic and parking problems in an area that is already congested;
  •  The traffic volumes in what is already a narrow main road will substantially increase.

If you wish to comment, or require any further information please contact the Clerk

Llanbedr Allotments

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As part of the new housing development in Llanbedr, the planners required the Council to organise a fully constituted organisation to manage the area set aside in the plans for allotments.  The Llanbedr Allotments Association has now been formed with a Committee and newly agreed constitution.   Although it will be sometime before the first seeds are actually planted, the Association has already met with the developers and handed over a “wish list” of what they require to ensure a growing success of the plots when the time comes.  Work is currently underway to establish whether it would be possible to tap into the spring which is thought to run nearby, to provide water to the allotment plots rather than relying on expensive mains water.  The Association has already agreed, and enshrined in it’s Constitution, to manage the site as sustainably as possible, so a natural water source is a great starting point.