Plans submitted for new flats in Newtown
|11th July 2018|
Amended plans for a three-storey building in a north Powys town, which will contain 26 one-bedroomed flats, have been submitted by the county council.
Powys County Council's Housing Service has submitted the plans, which could see the flats being built on land adjacent to Newtown Bowling Club at Back Lane.
The flats, which will be available for rent if the development is given the go-ahead, will help the council meet its Vision 2025 - to build a minimum of 250 affordable homes across the county by 2023.
The planned development, which will meet Welsh Government Development Quality Requirements, has been designed to meet the needs of future tenants.
Cllr James Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "We are committed to developing 250 additional homes over the next five years that meet the needs of the local communities across Powys. This development is just the first of many housing developments that we are planning across the county.
"The design takes into account our Wood Encouragement Policy, which will see the timber used for both the primary structure and external materials including windows and doors.
"This is an exciting development and one that will meet the needs of the local community."
If granted, work on the site could start early next year and will take a year to complete.