A PROPOSAL to build 38 houses on a site in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd near Ruthin is to be considered by Denbigh council’s planning committee.

The application by Williams Homes (Bala) Ltd and Pennaf Housing Group has been recommended for approval by planning officers.

However Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd community council has objected to the scheme on design grounds and because it wants proposed public open space to be integrated into the development.

The council stated the scheme will change the character of the village and will be the largest new development in the village for many years. It noted the site is allocated for growth in the Local Plan and welcomes the development of this site for affordable housing in principle. It believes this will increase the vitality and viability of the village and its amenities.

In addition the community council shares concerns expressed by Welsh Water about the proximity of the site to the sewage treatment works and shares these concerns. Currently the treatment works are screened poorly by a row of unsightly conifers. The council would like to see efforts made to screen the works from view and to ensure residents are not unduly affected by odours.