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New industrial centre hub planned in Carmarthen

Industrial units are planned at these two fields between the A40 and the railway line (right), west of Carmarthen (Pic: Evans Banks Planning)

PLANS for a new industrial centre hub in Carmarthen have been proposed.

It would be built between the A40 and the Tenby to Carmarthen railway line near Llanllwch, just east of St Clears Road.

Across the rail line is Cillefwr Industrial Estate – home to Screwfix and Howdens stores among others.

The outline planning application to Carmarthenshire Council proposes 12 industrial units which would be for office, light industrial and storage and distribution uses.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of the applicants said the 1.1 hectare site consisted of two sloping paddocks and that access would be from St Clears Road. The site, it added, was part of a larger chunk of land earmarked for residential, employment and community facilities under the council’s local development plan.

The proposal is for the majority of trees and hedgerows to be retained, with any felled ones to be replaced by oak or sycamore whips.

The design and access statement said: “The proposal, although in outline format at this stage, has been designed to avoid the loss and any impact on key ecological assets of the applicants’ wider landholding, whilst also retaining sufficient land within it to increase its biodiversity value as part of any future detailed design.”

A transport assessment estimated there would be 223 vehicle movements in and out per day. The site is two miles west of Carmarthen.

Local landowners, councillors and consultees such as Natural Resources Wales have been notified of the proposal, with Carmarthenshire Town Council said to be supportive.