Social housing development planned on former Welshpool social club site

Plans are to be submitted to develop Welshpool’s former social club site into affordable homes for rent.

The plans for 19 dwellings, include 15 two bedroom apartments and four one bedroom apartments at the site off Brook Street.

Local developer, Mid Wales Properties Ltd, has acquired the site on behalf of the Mid Wales Housing Association, with plans to demolish the current building, erecting new apartments that have been designed by Hughes Architects of Welshpool.

A pre-planning consultation has begun prior to a full planning application being made to Powys County Council next month.

The consultation allows the local community to view and comment on the plans prior to the formal application being made.

“The plans will bring much needed rented accommodation into the town, utilising what is a redundant brownfield site close to the town centre,” said Steve Bowen of Mid Wales Properties Ltd.

“The development has been carefully designed by local architects who know the area and local community to ensure it fits in with the local environment and existing neighbouring properties.”

The development is being constructed on behalf of Mid Wales Housing for local needs rented accommodation.

Mid Wales Properties Ltd has a policy as a local company of using local suppliers and contractors where possible in all of its developments.

Hughes Architects, who are based in Welshpool, are undertaking the pre-planning consultation. The plans and full information about the proprosal can be found at www.hughesarchitects.co.uk/content/consultations or at Welshpool Library in Brook Street.

The local community and organisations can comment as part of the consultation before a full planning application is submitted. The comments will be used as part of the application, including making any relevant changes to the plans as a result of the consultation.

Anyone wishing to comment can email enquiries@hughesarchitects.co.uk or write to Hughes Architects, 29 Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BQ by 13 September 2017.

A proposed development of 19 apartments at Brook Street, Welshpool