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Powys social housing scheme moves forward

Plans for 32 new energy efficient homes in Newtown, Powys, are moving forward. The Powys County Council social housing scheme will bring more much-needed social housing to a brownfield site in the town.

We're pleased that Hughes Architects has designed the one-bedroom properties for the project which is on the site of the former Robert Owen House.

The one-bedroom flats have been designed to be energy efficient to help keep energy use and costs for tenants low while reducing the carbon footprint of the development and associated emissions.

The plans have entered a pre-planning application consultation. This allows residents and others in the area to comment on the plans.

The full announcement by Powys County Council is below:

Residents living in Newtown will have an opportunity to have their say on plans for a proposed housing development in the town, Powys County Council has said.

The council's Affordable Housing Team is looking to build 32, energy efficient one-bedroomed flats, for council rent, on the site of the former Robert Owen House.

A pre-application consultation has now started for the proposed development, which will run for 28 days to allow interested parties to comment on the plans before a planning application is submitted.

If planning permission is granted, the new homes will be owned and managed by the council and allocated to applicants on the Powys Common Housing Register.

This project is part of the council's Transformation Programme to deliver aspirations in Vision 2025.

Cllr Iain McIntosh, Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Economic Regeneration, said: "We want to build affordable homes and have an ambitious target of building 250 new homes by 2025, a key priority in our Vision 2025 Corporate Improvement Plan, and we're making real progress.

"Our proposed development on the site that the Robert Owen House occupied is going to be important as we continue to work towards achieving this ambitious target.

"The pre-application consultation is important as it gives the local community an opportunity to have their say on the plans before we submit a planning application."

The pre-application consultation will close on August 20, 2021. To view the pre-application consultation documents online visit https://www.asbriplanning.co.uk/statutory-pre-application-consultation/ which also gives details on how you can make representations on the proposed plans.