Lo­cal firm want site:

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PLANS to trans­form a for­mer vil­lage school into 12 new homes and fresh of­fice space have been submitted.

Holy­head-based DU Con­struc­tion has re­vealed the pro­pos­als at the site of the for­mer pri­mary school in Lland­deu­sant, near Bod­ed­ern, which shut its doors in 2011.

Plan­ning per­mis­sion is al­ready in place to de­mol­ish the school and build eight homes at the site, but the ap­pli­cants be­lieve the cur­rent plan - which would see the cur­rent school build­ing largely re­tained, would be more ben­e­fi­cial to the vil­lage.

The ap­pli­ca­tion, which will be de­cided by county coun­cil plan­ners, would see 12 homes built to the rear of the school, which has stood in the vil­lage since 1847.

The De­sign and Ac­cess State­ment on be­half of the ap­pli­cants, notes: “Due to the dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter and his­tor­i­cal merit of the prop­erty, and the cen­tral lo­ca­tion and im­por­tance in the vil­lage, its con­sid­ered that this pro­posal to retain the school is much more ben­e­fi­cial to the set­tle­ment than its de­mo­li­tion.”

The ap­pli­cants have also noted that large parts of the school build­ing would be trans­formed into of­fice space for Cadarn Con­sult­ing En­gi­neers, which al­ready op­er­ates from an ad­dress in the vil­lage.

“By ap­prov­ing the change of use of the for­mer school into an of­fice, there will be eight jobs cre­ated on site.

“This will pro­vide ad­di­tional jobs in the vil­lage and keep the busi­ness within the set­tle­ment.

“The pro­posal will help to main­tain and en­hance the com­mu­nity of Lland­deu­sant, pro­vid­ing suit­able starter homes for lo­cal young fam­i­lies, cou­ples and sin­gles who wish to re­main liv­ing or re­turn to their lo­cal area. The type of hous­ing pro­posed, re­flects the need for first time buyer houses in the aream pre­dom­i­nan­tely pro­vid­ing dwellings suit­able for small fam­i­lies.”

The for­mer Ys­gol Llan­deu­sant

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