PLANS have been approved for new care units at a Llandeilo care home.

The proposals for new self contained care units and a managers flat at Bryn y Wawr care home were granted planning permission.

Approval means the new units will be built in the garden of the care home, in New Road.

Writing in support of the application, county councillor Edward Thomas said: "The care home has been providing a home for its residents for some considerable time.

"It seems to be well run with happy contented residents.

"The unit proposed extends the facility to provide the experience of living in your own home yet with the security of staff and carers on hand and a community spirit."

The plans were approved by Carmarthenshire County Council's planning officer on March 17.