Plans to build up to nine homes in Llansantffraid will be discussed by Powys councillors next week.

The controversial proposal would see land adjoining Cranford developed by Mrs B. A. Edwards and has been backed by planning officers ahead of Wednesday's Planning Committee meeting.

However it is outside the county's development plan and has been opposed by the community council because of the position of its entrance and impact on village amenities.

Ahead of the meeting, planning officer Eddie Hrustanovic, said: "While the proposed development represents a departure from the development plan, the council’s current lack of housing land supply carries considerable weight in favour of this development and given that the proposal would otherwise comply with development plan and national planning policies, the recommendation is one of consent."

The meeting will also look at plans for single properties in Deytheur, Llansantffraid, and Sarnau, Llanymynech.

And plans to build up to six houses in Llanfechain - again outside the development plan - will also be discussed.

The community council had wanted the land included in the plan and said it would be "approriate and sympathetic" and the proposal has been recommended for approval.

The meeting at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells begins at 9.30am.