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PLANS for 17 holiday cabins to the south of Llyn Clywedog near Llanidloes have been approved by Powys planners.

As part of the scheme, applicants Mr and Mrs Barley of Ty’n y Coed, Crowlwm, Y Fan, have also been given permission to change the use of existing barns to provide a storage and laundry facility, install a treatment plant and all the associated works.

Documents show the applicants plan to replace one cabin and add 16 new ones to the site which is on the road to the Bryntail lead mine near the reservoir.

Powys County Council planning officer, Luke Jones said: “Having carefully considered the development, officers are satisfied that the proposal is in accordance with planning policy.

“The proposed tourism development is considered to be of a modest scale, the design of which is in keeping with the sites rural surroundings.

“The recommendation is one of approval.”

Agents LF Architecture explained the proposal in a planning statement.

LF Architecture said: “Mr and Mrs Barley would like to increase their
holiday business offering a unique experience, allowing visitors to relax and escape in this rural setting.

“The proposed development will provide additional tourist accommodation in Powys, contributing to the local economy.

“The site is in a beautiful location that demonstrates why Powys’ natural landscapes are the county’s key tourism draw.

“The surrounding countryside is undulating in nature with multiple walking and cycle trails close to the site.

“The local area offers numerous outdoor activities including fishing, cycling, sailing, windsurfing, walking, horse riding, and is ideally located for tourism accommodation.

“The Severn Way, Glyndwr’s Way and National Cycle Route 81 are easily accessible from the site and for visitors that are keen cyclists there will be a secure bike storage facility provided.”

Built in the 18th century Crowlwm, itself is a Grade II listed building with an interesting history.

The planning report states that Crowlwm was a non-conformist Sunday School from the 1770s.

It states that the Sunday School was “probably connected with Methodist preaching circuits.”


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