A new application has been made to build nine new homes alongside a 19th Century Powys pub - which itself is expected to be converted into housing.

The Four Crosses Inn, in Four Crosses has been subject to several planning applications over the last decade, including one to turn the pub itself into three homes, which was approved in 2019.

Now a new application has been submitted which proposes nine extra dwellings to be built on the site.

Initial permission to convert the early 19th century Inn was granted in 2019 after previous applications had failed amid opposition from members of the local community.

A planning application put forward by Hughes Architects, on behalf of Eaglescourt Development Limited, proposes that aside from changing the current building into three new homes, it also intends to turn the surrounding car park and land into nine extra dwellings.


The plans would see nine one, two, three and four-bedroom homes on the site with a one-bedroom home and two two-bedroom homes being classed as “affordable housing”.

In the application they have argued that “the public house has been disused for some time” and was “in decline for some time” before ceasing trading in 2014.

The new addition to the plans would see the extra houses being built at the rear of the former pub and would be accessed from a private drive that used to service the property.

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The application comes after a previous application made earlier this year by developers Eaglescourt Development.

In that the developers said they needed for the clause in first permission that they were granted in February 2019 to be changed to allow for extra time to begin work on converting the pub.

In the initial permission granted Powys County Council stated that the “development shall begin not later than five years from the date of this decision” but they wanted this removed as “unforeseen circumstances have prevented progress on this development to date”.