A NEW development of 48 homes has been given approval to be built in Llannon.

The plans, which include associated access and landscaping works, will see the new properties built on land to the east of Heol Y Plas.

The site was allocated for development as part of Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Development Plan, however the proposed development was subject to opposition from nearby residents.

In total, seventeen letters were sent to the Council’s planning team objecting to the site by residents, with none being sent in support of the application.

Among the complaints, objectors noted the potential impact development would have on transport in the area, the lack of open space included in the development, the density of the housing proposed and the ecological impact approval could have no nearby wildlife, in particular bats.

However, despite opposition, the plans for 48 new homes has been approved by Carmarthenshire County Council.

In their decision notice, the authority notes: “The proposed development… is appropriate in scale and design to the urban form and is not likely to cause unacceptable harm to neighbouring properties.

“The proposed development is an allocated residential site within settlement development limits.

“The proposed development is not likely to be detrimental to highway safety.”