Plaid Name Town By-Election Candidates

Plaid Cymru have named their candidates for the two Aberystwyth Town Council by-elections due to take place in Rheidol and Penparcau wards on September 18th.

Sandra Oliver will represent the party in Rheidol where she only narrowly failed to win a town council seat in May's local council elections. The Lib Dems are also fielding a candidate. Only last month Plaid Cymru's Aled Davies pulled off a stunning win in a County Council by-election there in what was, for many years, a safe Lib Dem seat.

In Penparcau, Owain Jones is Plaid's candidate. Labour and the Lib Dems are also in the contest here.


Plas Crug Avenue Re-surfacing

The resurfacing of the roadway section of Plas Crug Avenue will start next week commencing 18th August and should be completed by the 29th after which all the potholes will be a thing of the past. The work will involve reducing the severity of the sleeping policemen following complaints from the emergency services and cyclists.
After this, similar work is planned for the pedestrian /cycleway section of the Avenue from Plas Crug School to Alexandra Road.


Aber Police apply for Alcohol License 'Cumulative Impact Area'

Aberystwyth Police have applied for parts of the town centre to become a 'cumulative impact area' in assessing new alcohol license applications. This would mean that any applications would not only be decided on their own merits but on the effect they would have when added to other licenses in the area.

The submission by the police says,
"We consider the evidence to be persuasive and the areas to be considered as proportional to the problem presented. These streets contain a significant number, type and density of premises selling alcohol, all of whom, we contend, contribute, in a cumulative manner, to serious problems of nuisance and disorder both outside and some distance from the individual premises....."

"In these circumstances we ask that the Council consider the adoption of a special policy of refusing licenses....because the area is saturated with licensed premises and the granting of any more would undermine one or more of the licensing objectives."

Consultation on the idea has just begun and will end on 30th September. Anyone wanting to make comments should write to The Licensing Section, Cyngor Sir Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, SA46 OPA or e-mail licensing@ceredigion.gov.uk.
Anyone wanting to see the full submission by the police can obtain a copy by e-mailing me.

Despite bordering on the town centre, in the past year Bronglais ward has experienced just 5% (18) of the recorded criminal damage offences in the town and only 3% (11) of offences involving violence.

Cynllunio Diweddaraf / Planning Latest

Y diweddaraf ar geisiadau cynllunio a thrwyddedu yn ward Bronglais a'r cyffiniau

The latest on planning and licensing applications in Bronglais ward and around


Siop Bwydydd Parod Marco, 19 Stryd y Dollborth
Marco's Takeaway, 19 Northgate Street
Mae'r siop uchod wedi gwneud cais i ymestyn eu horiau bwydydd hwyr o 11yh i 5yb o ddydd Llun i ddydd Sadwrn.
Mae'r cais ar gael i'w archwilio yn yr Dylid cyflwyno unrhyw sylwadau erbyn dydd Marwth 19 Awst i'r Adran Drwyddedu, Cyngor Sir Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, SA46 0PA.
The above premises have applied to extend their hours of late night opening from 11pm to 5am from Monday to Saturday.
Any comments shouold be made by Tuesday 19th August to the Licensing Section, Cyngor Sir Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, SA46 0PA


14 Coed y Buarth A080456
Codi estyniad ail lawr a lolfa haul
Erection of second floor extension and sun lounge.
Diweddaraf / Latest – Approved subject to conditions

Northgate House, Stryd y Dollborth / Northgate Street A070273
Gosod 2 uned tewychu wrth ymyl yr adeilad
Installation of 2 condensing units to side of building
Diweddaraf / Latest - Development Control Committee on 18th June decided that the application should be deferred to invite the applicant to relocate the condensing units or, failing the identification of an appropriate site, the carrying out of works to mitigate the sound from the units which is disturbing local residents. Officers were also told to consider imposing restrictions on the operating times of the units. A failure to agree to this will result in refusal of permission and enforcement action.

Mynwent Aberystwyth Cemetery, Ffordd Llanbadarn Road A080587
Erection of a garage and stores and ancilliary accommodation
Diweddaraf / Latest - in the consultation period

Tir rhwng 3 a 4 Rhes y Poplys / Land between 3 & 4 Poplar Row A080535
Codi ty ffordiadwy / Erection of affordable dwelling
Diweddaraf / Latest - Earliest likely date for decision is 10th September.

Llyfrgell Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales A080401
Hewl un ffordd newyddyn cysylltu y Llyfrgell a Champws y Brifysgol
One-way link road between the National Library and the University Campus

Llyfrgell Cenedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales
Adeiladu ramp er mwyn creu mynedfai’r anabl ger y drws cefn.
Construction of ramp to create disabled access to rear door
Diweddaraf / Latest – Consent granted

Campws Penglais i Gampws IGER / Penglais Campus to IGER Campus A080373
Gosod ceblau ffibr optig tan ddaear ar gyfer cyswllt data
Installation of underground fibre optic data link
Diweddaraf / Latest - Approved subject to conditions

Ysbyty Bronglais / Bronglais Hospital A080176
Erection of 5 storey extension and 2 storey car park
Outline application (i.e. for the principle of the development)
Diweddaraf / Latest - Earliest likely date for decision is 8th October.

Bryn Penglais / Penglais Hill A080067
Erection of Doctor's Surgery and Creche
Diweddaraf / Latest - Outline planning approval has already been granted. This latest application is for the detail of what could go on the site. The consultation period has now ended but comments sent may still be considered. The developers have extended the length of the site in order to reduce pressure on the Dingle behind the site. Earliest likely date for decision is 10th September.

Plot 6, Llys Ardwyn, Ffordd Ddewi / St David's Road (Hen Safle Penweddig / Old Penweddig site) A080513
Codi ty datgysylltiedig / Erection of a detached dwelling
Darn o dir ar ochr yr ysbyty o'r safle yw Plot 6 ac mae modd ei gyrraedd o'rtracc ger brig Cae'r Gog
Plot 6 is the piece of land on the hospital side of the site, accessible via the track at the top of Cae'r Gog.
Diweddaraf / Latest – Earliest likely date for decision is 10th September.

Other applications so far approved at Llys Ardwyn are:
Phase 1 - 9 flats
Phase 2 - 18 flats
Phase 3 (the old school 'C' Block) - 17 flats (inc. 3 affordable)
4 apartments in the 'Undercroft' (3 as affordable housing)
Houses on plots 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Gellir gweld y cynlluniau yn Swyddfa Cyngor y Dref yn Neuadd y Dref, Aberystwyth (Ffon 624761). Dylid danfon sylwadau at yr Adran Cynllunio, Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0PA

Plans for all applications can be viewed in the Town Council Office in Aberystwyth Town Hall (Tel 624761). Comments can be sent to the Planning Department, Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0PA


Lansio Arddangos Tai Ceredigion / Tai Ceredigion Showhome Launch

Tai Ceredigion, the planned new housing association for Ceredigion, has opened a series of show homes around the County. The homes are designed to demonstrate the quality of renovation that current council tenants can expect if council housing stock is transferred to the new organisation following the planned vote in November.

Government economic policies mean that housing associations can raise far greater amounts of money for upkeep and renovation than councils are able to. This is believed to be the only way that the current council housing stock will be able to meet the ambitious Welsh Housing Quality Standard which all Registered Social Landlords are expected to meet by 2012. The council housing stock in Ceredigion currently needs an investment of around £40 million to meet this standard.

Tai Ceredigion will be a not-for-profit Industrial & Provident Society with charitable objectives.

Click on one of the images below for details of the showhome opening times in Penparcau and Lampeter where staff will be available to discuss the whole process.