Formal plans have been submitted for a housing development at the site of a former pub in Penparcau.
Cambrian News reported “Wales & West Housing is proposing to develop the former Tollgate site on Piercefield Lane, and launched a consultation with nearby residents last year, which saw dozens of complaints over the “negative impact” it will have on the area.
The housing association plans to develop 14 homes on the site – six flats, two bungalows and six houses – but opponents say it is “over-development” and will cause problems.
A previous scheme of just seven houses on the site had been mooted.
Wales and West lodged its formal application last month, which will now be considered by council planners.
Penparcau councillor Lloyd Edwards said that residents are “very unhappy” with the scheme, and has called for council planners to visit the site to view the potential problems.
“Residents are concerned and worried about it,” he told the Cambrian News.
“They are very unhappy about the scale of the development, and about who would be coming to live in these new homes.
“Particularly the introduction of flats on the site which are not in keeping with the area, which would make an excellent space for bungalows for elderly residents.
“It is much larger than the original scheme, which people had no objection to. There is a need for affordable homes, but residents feel this development will have a negative impact on the area.”
Aberystwyth Town Council has lodged its objections to the full scheme, saying there “is no local infrastructure to support a development of this size”; citing road safety concerns and a lack of adequate parking.
The application is listed to go before the council’s development control committee today” here.