A planning application to build 16 one-bedroomed homes in Ystradgynlais will be considered next week.

Powys County Council’s Housing Service has submitted the plans which, if approved, would see the development of environmentally friendly flats at Ael Y Bryn and Pen Y Bryn in Ystradgynlais.

The planning application will be considered by the council’s Planning, Taxi Licensing & Rights of Way Committee next Wednesday (July 19).

As part of the development, four existing blocks of flats which do not meet current housing need will be demolished to make way for 16 new one-bedroomed council flats.

The new development, which will include green spaces, gardens and car parking for residents, is part of a long-term investment programme with the aim of improving the quality of life for people living in Ael Y Bryn and Pen Y Bryn.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “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.”