A NEW health complex which would be an extension of a current hotel and spa could be coming to Rhondda Cynon Taf if plans are approved.
An application from Edwards Investments is seeking permission to build a health complex and venue with associated amenities at Ty Maelwg on the road to Forest View in Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant, close to the existing Lanelay Hotel and Spa.
The proposal would operate as an extension of the spa facilities at Lanelay Hall Hotel and Spa which is located at Ffordd Hann.
The supporting information submitted with the application says that the facility would operate between 9am and 12am daily and would function as an annexe to the existing facilities at Lanelay Hall.
The report said guests, visitors, and staff staff would be transported between the two sites by an electric shuttle bus and that all guests would be required to check into reception at Lanelay Hall first with no visitors travelling directly to the annexe themselves.
The plans also include a bin store and landscaping works and the existing access would be used and upgraded with access gained off the unnamed country lane that runs through the surrounding forestry.
The application also involves an associated 52-space overspill car park nearby.
The health complex would consist of a large two-storey L-shaped building that would be at the south-western corner of the plot at the same location as a previous building that formerly occupied the site but has been demolished.
There were no public objections received in relation to the application.
Planning officers, in recommending approval, said: “Whilst both elements of the application site are located outside of the defined settlement boundary the developments would form part of the existing Lanelay Hall Hotel and Spa which is a well-established hospitality and tourism facility offering a range of leisure uses and the development would provide a dedicated space for the business to operate and grow as well as provide additional off-street parking for visitors.
“As such the application would allow for the expansion of an existing hospitality business which would enhance the tourism offer of the local area and wider county borough. Furthermore, the scale and design of the proposals would have no adverse impact upon the character and appearance of the sites or the surrounding area, the amenity of residential properties, highway safety surrounding the sites or biodiversity.”
The plans are due to be considered by the council’s planning committee on Thursday, February 8.