Housing plan approval is good news for the future of Builth Wells

The approval of plans for 81 new homes in Builth Wells is good news for the local community and surrounding area, according to the architects who designed the development.

Powys County Council today (11 August 2016) gave the green light to the Tai ar y Bryn development on land adjacent to Hospital Road in the town.

Doug Hughes, founder and managing director of Hughes Architects, said the new development will not only ensure a much needed supply of homes in the area, but will support economic and social growth in the community.

“There’s an identified need for more housing in Builth Wells as with other parts of Mid Wales to support demand from families and young people wanting to stay and work in their own communities,” said Doug.

“By bringing forward sites and developments like Tai ar y Bryn it means communities like Builth Wells have suitable housing to support future economic investment and employment as well as important social provision that underpins the community’s future needs.”

The planned housing project will retain the existing boundary trees and hedging and the conditioning of existing landscaping will be improved. Additional landscaping will also be added to the scheme.

The housing development will provide family and starter homes. Consultation was held with local residents, the town council and others prior to the planning application being submitted.

“There is a crucial need for more housing in rural Wales in order to retain future generations in their home communities to work and live. The approval of Tai ar y Bryn demonstrates that county councillors can see that need and highlights how well thought out and designed developments can provide a much needed solution to the current housing problems we face in Powys,” added Doug.

Work on the development is expected to start early next year.