HOUSES AND OFFICE PLAN
Local firm want site:
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