PLANS for holiday homes in the Vale of Clwyd are set to get planning permission despite concerns being raised about the proposals.

Members of Denbighshire’s planning committee will consider the application near Tremeirchion when it meets on Wednesday.

It would see the conversion of traditional stone agricultural outbuildings to four holiday let units as well as alterations to the vehicular access and associated developments.

But Bodfari Community Council has objected to the plans while the Vale of Clwyd Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) welcomed the proposals.

The community council has written to the committee to say that it fears the access to the site is not suitably visible from the road.

It also raised concerns that there will not be adequate parking at the site.

The AONB said that although the site is just outside of its area it felt that: “Subject to the planning authority being satisfied that the structural condition of the buildings is suitable for conversion and the county ecologist is content with the bat mitigation proposals, the joint committee has no objection to this sensitively designed scheme to conserve these disused and dilapidated buildings by bringing them back into a productive use which will benefit

tourism in the AONB.”

Officers have recommended that planning permission be granted.

In a report to members of the council they concluded: “The proposal is for the conversion of traditional agricultural buildings to a small complex of holiday let units, which officers consider would represent an acceptable use, and therefore the principle of the proposal is in accordance with relevant policies.”

It added: “Notwithstanding the concerns raised by the community council, having regard to the existing agricultural use of the vehicular access, the proposed improvements to the access, the low traffic volumes along the public highway and the views of the council’s highways officer, the proposal is not adjudged likely to give rise to an unacceptable impact on highway safety to warrant a reason for refusal on these grounds.”