Residential development plans have been submitted to build nine new houses in Ammanford.

This is part of a planning application, which has been sent to Carmarthenshire County Council in the last week.

The application was sent to the county council by P Evans and Others from Swansea, regarding the proposed nine houses, which if approved, would be built in the land off Parc Nant y Felin in Betws.

The county council has previously approved the building of 18 houses on a proposed estate on the land, however this has now been reduced by half by the applicant.

A spokesperson from the application said: “The site features compromise of a large vacant parcel of land which is relatively flat and no visible signs of contaminants.

“Adjacent and rear to the parcel of land are two previous consented residential developments for circa 65 dwellings, and recently approved 4no. dwellings under separate planning consents.”


Should the application be approved, all of the houses built on the site will have two car parking spaces each, along with garages at several.

Location is key for the applicants, who see the recently completed nearby estate as reason to continue the development of new-build houses in Ammanford.

South Wales Guardian: A map of the proposed areaA map of the proposed area

It is also hoped that the location of the proposed estate being so close to facilities such as pubs, schools, shops, bus stops, doctors’ surgery and a railway station, the area would be a “sustainable place where people want to live, work and socialise.”

The applicant spokesperson added: “Good design is fundamental to creating sustainable places where people want to live, work and socialise.

"Design is not just about the architecture of a building but the relationship between all elements of the natural and built environment and between people and places.

“To achieve sustainable development, design must go beyond aesthetics and include the social, economic, environmental, cultural aspects of the development, including how space is used, how buildings and the public realm support this use, as well as its construction, operation, management, and its relationship with the surrounding area.”

Currently, the application is under consultation by Carmarthenshire County Council, with no decision yet made.