52-home plan vote on hold
A DECISION on plans to build more than 50 homes in Anglesey’s county town have been put on hold for a month.
Bearmont Homes Ltd has submitted an application to build 52 homes on part of the former Ysgol y Bont site in Llangefni, having been given the go-ahead to submit a formal submission after the initial screening application was reviewed by planners.
But, last Wednesday, a meeting of Anglesey Council’s planning committee delayed a decision after local councillors urged members to visit the site for themselves before passing judgement.
The site is on the school’s former playing fields just behind the recently-built Hafan Cefni care development on Industrial Estate Road.
The plans involve the demolition of the existing buildings – including the former Canolfan Athrawon (teacher’s centre) and other empty buildings facing Bridge Street – to make way for the proposed 36 houses and 16 flats.
But Cllr Nicola Roberts, addressing planning committee members, cited concerns over traffic and overlooking issues and asked members to see the site for themselves before coming to a decision. Her sentiments were echoed by fellow local member Cllr Dylan Rees, with members unanimously following suit.
A decision is now expected when the committee next meets on November 6.