94-home scheme set to move a step closer to real­ity

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Ian Lewis 07790 591150 [email protected]­line.co.uk

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.

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