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Youth centre to be demolished to make way for housing

By Jonny Drury | Newtown | Politics | Published:

The demolition of a youth centre to make way for social housing has been approved by Powys councillors.

Plans went before Powys County Council planning committee confirming the authority's plan to go ahead with the demolition of the youth centre in Plantation Lane in Newtown.

The council wants to build social housing on the site.

The youth centre was closed as part of a review of youth services in the county, with some services moving to other council and educational establishments in the town.

The report stated: "The proposed redevelopment of the site for affordable housing would mean ensure the restoration of the site is to an acceptable standard.

"The demolition statement confirms measures to reduce the amenity impact to nearby neighbours during demolition, this includes securing the site, traffic movements and notification of works to the occupiers of the nearest dwellings."

Councillors passed the motion to demolish the centre.

Last year the authority put forward plans to close and sell off youth buildings in Welshpool, Newtown, Brecon, Ystradgynlais and Llandrindod Wells under measures to save £500,000 a year.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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