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Plans to build 42 houses and flats in Merthyr Tydfil submitted

PLANS for a development of 42 houses and flats in Merthyr Tydfil have been submitted to the council.

The application from Merthyr Valleys Homes is for land off Swansea Road to the east of Waunbant Court and north west of Old Winchfawr Road.

Land Off Swansea Road In Merthyr Tydfil Where 42 Houses Could Be Built (Pic: Google Maps)

It would include apartments, terraced , semi detached and detached houses  with a new access road, off street parking and private amenity space.

It would be made up of a mix of 12 one-bed walk up apartments, three two-bed bungalows, 14 two-bed terraced houses, 10 three-bed semi detached houses and three four- bed detached houses.

There would be a maximum of four off street parking spaces for a four bed house with a maximum of one for the one bed flats.

Outline planning consent for 39 homes within the application site was granted in July 2019 but the proposed scheme has evolved following the specialist advice of the civil and structural engineers and mandate of the applicants, the design and access statement submitted with the application said.

The statement said that the application site is located on the southern side of Swansea Road, in the Clwydyfagwyr district of Merthyr to the west of Merthyr Tydfil centre and that the site is allocated for residential use in the Merthyr Tydfil Local Development Plan 2006 – 2011.

It said that at the moment there is no direct access for vehicles or pedestrians to the site from Swansea Road, with access limited to tracks and lanes to the east and west, Waunbant Court and Old Winch Fawr Road.

The design and access statement said the site is not located within or adjacent to a conservation area, and there are no listed buildings affected by the proposal and it’s within the settlement boundary.

It said each house will have access to a dedicated parking space, cycle storage, drying facilities and private secure outdoor amenity space.

Dedicated refuse storage facilities for the apartments will be available at kerb side and each house will have private refuse storage facilities with visitor parking spaces also included.

The design and access statement said: “The development would contribute to the ongoing regeneration and economy of the area and town and would provide a highly sustainable form of accommodation.

“The proposal would not have a detrimental impact upon highway and pedestrian safety.

“The proposal would create an attractive and vibrant sustainable development which would utilise an existing site, alleviating the current pressures placed on greenfield sites in accord with the objectives of Planning Policy Wales and current LDP Policies.

“The proposed application adheres to National and Local policies and guidelines and does not adversely affect the highway safety or residential amenities of the area as to warrant a refusal.”