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Why are there no housing developments in my community?

The Housing Development Team considers the location of housing developments across Powys based on a number of factors, one of the most important being evidence of housing need within the community and availability of suitable land for development.

We use data from the Powys Common Housing Register to establish housing need across the county, focusing on areas with the greatest housing need and land availability. This also allows us to take into account the type of housing need required in the area, and the land available for development.

The Housing Development Team must consider possible restrictions on gaining planning consent which may prevent or slow residential developments, such as suitable access to the land, drainage constraints and phosphorous levels in the River Wye and Usk. Visit Phosphate affecting Affordable Housing developments (River Wye and Usk SAC) to find out more.