Aberystwyth developers request more greenfeld land for housing

Developers in the Aberystwyth area have proposed a number of greenfield sites for housing development in addition to those proposed by the Council in the deposit version of their Local Development Plan. The new sites proposed are:

*  Land at Ropewalk Fields at the foot of Pen Dinas off Penparcau Road in Trefechan (pictured).

*  Land on the seaward side of Pen Dinas, this time behind the new houses towards the far end of Felin y Mor Road, Trefechan.

*  A substantial area of land on the north side of Primrose Hill in Llanbadarn Fawr

*  A small section of land between the new hospital car park on Clarach Road and the existing Plashendre

*  Land 'for various uses' opposite Bryncarnedd Caravan Park on the Clarach Road

*  A large section of land just past Midfield caravan park on the Southgate–Capel Seion Road

*  A large section of land on the north side of Capel Seion

*  A small section at the Llanfarian end of the Rhydyfelin-Llanfarian cyclepath

The proposals are currently out for consultation. A link to have a closer look and submit views is here. Click on the 'Aberystwyth settlement group'.

The deadline for submissions is July 12th.

One reader has pointed out this on-line petition to the Welsh Government about over-inflation of housing numbers in LDPs which may be of interest.


  1. Alun - e-bostia fi marcjones [at] phonecoop.coop

  2. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    2 or 3 seats is all we need to rid Ceredigion of these muppets

  3. AnonymousJune 25, 2011

    Depressing, predicatble, and perfect example of the Council yet again ruining the environment. Yet they try to promote Ceredigion as a green and pleasant land to tourists, whilst destroying it. Idiots.

  4. AnonymousJune 25, 2011

    It's the developers that need shooting. However at the end of the day though they are about profit - while the population both globally and locally continues to grow, there will be a demand for housing. Nip it in the bud, do your bit for the environment, avoid having children!

  5. Anonymous 2 - Let's be clear, these are proposals put forward by developers, not the Council. The Council has a statutory duty to consult on them and, depending on the public response, may or may not accept them. They're summarised here to let people know what's being proposed in the hope that they'll send in their views using the link (the representation form is then at the very bottom of that page). Alternatively you can pop down to your local library or Council office to see a hard copy. Thanks for the comments.

  6. AnonymousJune 28, 2011

    That petition is highly amusing! "housing growth in line with genuine local needs" - in other words no one is allowed to move anywhere else!

  7. AnonymousJuly 03, 2011

    The development on the bottom of Pen Dinas is LUDICROUS! Building at the bottom of an Iron Age Fort and right next to a Site of Scientific Interest seems absurd, especially when it’s one of the town’s landmarks. Also can’t see how that would be a safe way to exit onto Penparcau Road? That whole area of Penparcau/Southgate/Trefechan is just under-serviced. For the size of the population there are no medical services, public transport is awful and some of the people that represent it don’t even live there. It needs massive investment from the town and county councils and a community council representation.

    There should be a focus on the regeneration of existing (empty) flats in town and a focus on brown field. It would also be good to hear Plaid's perspective on the proposed building of thousans of housing units.

  8. Consultation officially started on 26/05/2011. This item appeared on this site nearly one month later. How much publicity do the Council give to these consultation exercises? If I had not read it on this site, I would have been completely unaware of the exercise. When I went to the Council's website I was overwhelmed by hundreds of pages of maps and planning jargon. The consultation process is not exactly user friendly. I am afraid by the time I thought I might comment the deadline was passed.

  9. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    Isn't there a housing shortage in Aberystwyth?
    Wouldn't these houses have lovely views? No one can go on the land at the moment as it's farmers fields, so no loss of common land.
    Do it - I'll have one myself. Aberystwyth is a TOWN, not countryside. If you want countryside there is still an awful lot of it.
    Just hope the developments are grim little rabbit hutches like Cae Ceredig. A run of nice houses like Felin Y Mor would be grand.