Planning granted for Abermule Business Park plans
6th August 2018
Plans to develop a vacant north Powys business park to provide business units and a recycling bulking facility have been given the go-ahead, the county council has announced.
A planning application to develop Abermule Business Park, near Newtown, was approved by Powys County Council's Planning Committee last week (Thursday, August 2).
The council will now develop the business park and construct six business units as well as a recycling bulking facility after it purchased the 1.7 hectare site from the Welsh Government last year.
The site already has the basic infrastructure in place after construction work was carried out several years ago as part of the Severn Valley Regeneration Programme. This programme was funded by European Regional Development Funding and the Welsh Government.
Development works are likely to start early in 2019 with the council intending to develop the park in a number of phases.
The six businesses units planned for the site will be for local businesses to establish themselves and expand. The recycling bulking facility will be for materials that are collected from households and will be bulked up at site before being transported to re-processors.
Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Assets, said: "I'm delighted that this application has been approved.
"As part of our vision for Powys, we want to be an open and enterprising council that actively promotes and supports a vibrant economy. Yesterday's decision will allow us to develop this well-located site so that we can provide opportunities for existing businesses to expand and attract new enterprises to the county.
"The recycling bulking facility is essential to maximise the efficiency of the collection vehicles. It is also essential to ensure the quality of the material we collect as we continue to increase our recycling rates in line with the Welsh Government's targets. This site is ideally located between the two main population centres of north Powys."