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Plans for new council homes in Powys approved

Sixteen one-bedroomed homes are to be built in Ystradgynlais after exciting plans were given the go-ahead, the county council has said.

Powys County Council’s Housing Service will now build the environmentally friendly flats at Ael Y Bryn and Pen Y Bryn in Ystradgynlais after the planning application was approved by the council’s Planning, Taxi Licensing & Rights of Way Committee this week (Wednesday, July 19).

As part of the development, four existing blocks of flats which do not meet current housing need will be demolished to make way for 16 new one-bedroomed council flats, which are in high demand.

The new development, which will include green spaces, gardens and residents’ car parking, is part of a long-term investment programme which will improve the quality of life for people living in Ael Y Bryn and Pen Y Bryn.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “I’m delighted our planning application for this development has been approved.

“Tackling the housing emergency in Powys is my top priority. This exciting proposal will help us build a stronger, fairer, greener future for our communities with energy efficient homes for social rent.

“Delivering new council homes in Ystradgynlais is a major financial commitment by the council that will help tackle poverty, support the local economy and create opportunities for jobs and training in the community.”