Sustainable housing plans approved by national park

BIRDS EYE VIEW: An aerial image of the proposed Glanrhyd development.

BIRDS EYE VIEW: An aerial image of the proposed Glanrhyd development.

First published in County News

PEMBROKESHIRE Coast National Park Authority has given the green light to a sustainable housing project in the north of the county.

Members sitting on the planning committee unanimously approved Ty Solar’s proposals for six homes at Glanrhyd at their meeting on Wednesday, June 18.

Panel members spoke of the high quality of the development which would provide two and three bedroom homes for people living in the local area. Residents would benefit from free solar-powered electricity, Super BT Broadband and car sharing a subsidised electric car.

The prototype at Rhosygilwen was inaugurated by the First Minister Carwyn Jones last year.

The units will be manufactured at Brynawelon Farm near Llantood, creating 10 jobs this year with opportunities for apprentices wanting to take on a career in carpentry.

The company behind the development is Pembrokeshire-based Western Solar, which has generated interest from as far afield as the Hebrides, the Midlands and parts of London where authorities are struggling with the cost of providing social housing and energy poverty.

Western Solar’s CEO Dr Glen Peters said that they will be concentrating their efforts for the next year at Glanrhyd.

“This approval at Glanrhyd has been a huge boost to the workforce and our suppliers and we’re very excited by the interest coming in from around the UK."

He added: “But our initial focus is on getting this first development done before we look elsewhere.”

Site work is due to begin later this year and completion is due early in 2015.

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12:30pm Sun 22 Jun 14

seaveiw says...

hope people living in Pembrokeshire will be given first choice
hope people living in Pembrokeshire will be given first choice seaveiw
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10:17am Mon 23 Jun 14

Gogledd says...

Mmm....every new build should be sustainable these days with solar panels etc...its a rediculous situation where we are entering an era of energy shortages and looking a ecology that new builds are not up to meeting future standards re ecology and energy saving
Mmm....every new build should be sustainable these days with solar panels etc...its a rediculous situation where we are entering an era of energy shortages and looking a ecology that new builds are not up to meeting future standards re ecology and energy saving Gogledd
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12:09pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Bilbo101 says...

We went to Rhosygilwen for the first time this weekend to see a Flamenco performance. The mansion and estate are very nice and the purpose built concert hall is fantastic as it has been designed to give the best acoustics.This place is a real gem and Glen Peters has done a fantastic job, it is quite impressive, have a look at : http://www.rhosygilw
en.co.uk/the-venue

Glen has designed an environment for the community to come together and see some top performances that normally you would have to travel to Cardiff or beyond to see.

The whole estate is very ethical and environmentally friendly and it looks very much that the new 6 house development at Glanrhyd with be constructed using the same ethical principles. I think Glen Peters should be applauded for what he is doing. As far as I can see it is all positive, he is creating many jobs and helping to breath life back into a rural community.
We went to Rhosygilwen for the first time this weekend to see a Flamenco performance. The mansion and estate are very nice and the purpose built concert hall is fantastic as it has been designed to give the best acoustics.This place is a real gem and Glen Peters has done a fantastic job, it is quite impressive, have a look at : http://www.rhosygilw en.co.uk/the-venue Glen has designed an environment for the community to come together and see some top performances that normally you would have to travel to Cardiff or beyond to see. The whole estate is very ethical and environmentally friendly and it looks very much that the new 6 house development at Glanrhyd with be constructed using the same ethical principles. I think Glen Peters should be applauded for what he is doing. As far as I can see it is all positive, he is creating many jobs and helping to breath life back into a rural community. Bilbo101
  • Score: 1

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