Housing plans move forward
Bid for homes at former laboratory
OUTLINE plans for housing at a former water-testing laboratory in Llanelli have been given the go-ahead.
Now site owner Natural Resources Wales (NRW) wants to sell the two-acre site. NRW’s outline scheme at Pen-yFai Lane, Llwynhendy, comprises six detached houses, two semidetached houses and two affordable homes – each with two parking spaces.
Carmarthen shire Council’s approval comes with conditions. The authority said the applicant/ developer would also have to agree to provide affordable housing, an area of open space, plus an education contribution.
An NRW spokesman said: “We will be marketing the site in the next month or so and will sell it with (outline) planning permission to maximise the return for the taxpayer.”
NRW moved its analytics services department, which included the water-testing lab, from Llanelli to a new £2 million facility at Swansea University’s Singleton Campus a year-anda-half ago. Its application for the Pen-y-Fai Lane redevelopment had prompted objections, including from Llanelli Rural Council on highway safety and drainage grounds.
Natural Resources Wales former analytics services department at Pen-y-Fai Lane, Llanelli.