94-home scheme set to move a step closer to reality
DEVELOPERS are being sought to build almost 100 new homes on the doorstep of Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets stadium.
Outline planning permission for up to 94 houses on land next to the stadium stand were unanimously approved in March.
Now Birminghambased property consultants Harris Lamb are marketing the 5.4-acre plot of land situated off Maes Ar Ddafen Road in Pemberton.
The site is owned by Tata Steel.
Chris Jones, director at Harris Lamb, said: “We are anticipating high levels of interest for this site on account of its excellent location.
“Best known for its impressive rugby stadium – Parc y Scarlets, home of famous Scarlets and Llanelli rugby teams, the site is also located close to popular landmarks including Stradey Castle, Y Ffwrnes and the Coastal Park Discovery Centre.
“The plot itself benefits from landscaping, which the successful developer will be encouraged to retain where possible, and an attractive open space for the new residents’ benefit.
“There is currently a high demand for quality housing in the area, and with outline planning permission for 94 dwellings in place at the site, with a 20 per cent allocation for affordable homes, this is an exciting opportunity for developers seeking potential sites in Wales,” he added.
Carmarthenshire Council’s planning committee heard back in March that up to 19 of the properties would be in the “affordable” category.
Written concerns about drainage and surface water had been raised by objectors, but the planning officers’ report said the surface water scheme proposed was a considerable improvement on the current capacity.
It was originally part of a bigger chunk of land which was the subject of an application for up to 280 houses, but the larger part of it was omitted after environment body Natural Resources Wales identified flood risks.
Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel has won an environmental award for the second time.
The new homes will be on the doorstep of Parc y Scarlets.