A controversial housing development has been approved in Tycroes.

Carmarthenshire county council has granted planning permission for 37 affordable homes on land north of Tycroes Rugby Club.

The application was a revised scheme to a previously approved application for 27 homes in 2019.

The planning approval means work will now begin on 37 residential detached and semi-detached homes consisting of a mix of bungalows and houses, consisting of 22 two bedroom properties, 8 three bedroom properties and 7 four bedroom properties.

But the news will not be welcomed by local residents and council members who objected to the scheme.

In a letter, Llanedi community council set out their objections to the plans, it read: "There are concerns regarding the proposed highway access to this site which is considered unsuitable for additional development.

"There are current flooding problems at the site and it is concerned that further development can make this problem worse."

Objections also came from residents of nearby Ffordd Y Deri. Concerns included access to the site, disruption from noise, overcrowding of properties, and the impact on wildlife in the area.

In a letter of objection one resident said: "We have no objection to the allocation of affordable housing in any development and totally recognise the need for social housing for those struggling to get on the housing ladder. However, the size of this scheme is totally unacceptable."

Despite the objections, the development was recommended for approval by Carmarthenshire County Council.