16 one-bedroom homes will be built in Ystradgynlais plans after plans were given the go-ahead, the county council has said.

Powys County Council’s Housing Service will now build the environmentally friendly flats at Ael Y Bryn and Pen Y Bryn in Ystradgynlais after the planning application was approved by the council’s Planning, Taxi Licensing & Rights of Way Committee today (Wednesday, July 19).

As part of the development, four existing blocks of flats will be demolished to make way for the new one-bedroom council flats, which are in high demand.

Ael y Bryn housing estate Ystradgynlais
The current Ael y Bryn housing estate in Ystradgynlais (Google Street View)

The new development will include green spaces, gardens and residents’ car parking.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “I’m delighted our planning application for this development has been approved.

“Tackling the housing emergency in Powys is my top priority. This exciting proposal will help us build a stronger, fairer, greener future for our communities with energy efficient homes for social rent.

“Delivering new council homes in Ystradgynlais is a major financial commitment by the council that will help tackle poverty, support the local economy and create opportunities for jobs and training in the community.”