Hous­ing plans move for­ward

Bid for homes at for­mer lab­o­ra­tory

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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.

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