THIRTEEN new homes are to be built on land adjacent to Dyffryn Foel, Llansantffraid after plans were approved.

Powys County Council planners have given the green light for the development which sees Pickstock Homes partner with Mid Wales Housing Association in seeking to develop the greenfield site with 13 homesand associated roads and drainage.

The development will seen an additional 13 affordable homes built to meet the needs of the area.

Planning permission for the development near Llanfyllin was granted on February 8.

The permission means that the developers can now provide a second phase to the 13 houses that Mid Wales Housing Association and Pickstock intend to develop at the site under current outline planning permission that was granted in May 2018.

The first phase will mainly comprise of houses to purchase for own occupation under Welsh Government’s Rent to Own scheme and a small proportion of affordable houses to rent.

This proposed second phase will provide 13 affordable houses to rent. These houses would be part-funded by Welsh Government Social Housing Grant and be rented out by Mid-Wales Housing Association at affordable rent levels.

There is to be a mix of accommodation split between one, two, three and four-bedroom houses.

As part of the development there will be one parking space per bedroom, up to a maximum of three.

A design and access statement submitted with the successful application stated: “Residential properties will be in-keeping with the characteristic traits of the properties within the locality. The properties will be constructed in approved red brick with slate coloured roofs.

“The colours of these materials will match the housing within Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain and aim to blend in with the existing surroundings.”