AN agricultural worker will be permitted to build himself a house at his yard with the backing of Ceredigion county councillors.
The development control committee approved an affordable dwelling at Banc y Pennau, Bow Street, at its meeting on Wednesday, February 10.
The application had been deferred from October’s meeting and was recommended for refusal.
Local member Cllr Paul Hinge gave his support for the application for a “local lad” who had developed his business in groundworks/agri contractor as well as a livery for six horses.
“Rural crime is on the increase and he’s felling he wants to be there to look after them. I’m positive this is an application we should support,” added Cllr Hinge, who made clear the applicant made a living from farming even if he didn’t have land.
“He is an agri contractor, with thousands of pounds worth of equipment there,” he said.
The committee approved the application on the grounds that it was an agricultural business, to ensure security, reduced transport movements and to allow for flexibility and consideration of buildings already on site.