Presteigne’s housing needs to be addressed by planned development

Plans have been submitted for a new housing development in Presteigne, Powys that will include the opportunity for self-build properties.

The plans, recently considered by Presteigne and Norton Town Council, have been submitted by Mid Wales based Hughes Architects and include 27 properties on land opposite King’s Court in the town.

The development will include a mix of self-build properties and others developed by Micharon Homes.

“For some time there has been an identified need for additional housing in Presteigne and we’ve had discussions with the local community about ways to address this,” said Doug Hughes, managing director of Hughes Architects.

“We’ve put forward plans for good quality homes with a mix of sizes. We’ve also included self-build options as there has been a lot of comment locally about the lack of opportunity for people to build their own homes in the area due to the limited number of available plots.

“By providing such an option within the development we are addressing what the community has asked for as well as providing developed properties for people to buy and move into.”

Hughes Architects has been working closely with private developers, housing associations and others for a number of years to bring forward land for much needed housing in rural areas such as Presteigne.

Earlier this month Powys councillors unanimously backed plans for 81 new homes in Builth Wells, designed by Hughes Architects who have worked with a local developer.

The application at Tai ar y Bryn adjacent to Hospital Road in the town followed an identified lack of housing in the town.

“For our rural communities to grow and prosper there is a need for adequate housing. By working with local communities, private developers and housing associations to identify such needs we are helping ensure a supply of homes in areas such as Presteigne and Builth Wells,” added Doug.

Details of the Presteigne planning application can be found at It will be determined by the county council’s planning committee in the next 2 months.