A decision on the fate of a Newport building at the centre of a planning row has been deferred for another month.

Bettws Newydd, a large replacement house on the Parrog, was briefly discussed by the National Park’s Development Management Committee on Wednesday.

A petition containing over 300 signatures was handed to the Authority by representatives of the Bettws Newydd Campaign Core Group before the meeting.

Two individual letters of support and 34 of objection were also received by the Authority.

Committee members were shown pictures of the development from different angles, before agreeing to the officers’ recommendation of a site visit.

The house was granted planning approval in 2006, but was built without meeting certain conditions.

A retrospective application to retain the building as it stands caused uproar in the town, with some locals calling for the house to be taken down.

The campaign group has now sent another letter to the Authority, containing photographs of the old bungalow, known locally as Jimmy’s House, and the building which replaced it.

The letter states: "Please put preservation of the integrity of the planning policy first and forget about saving face."

The group welcomed the site visit decision and added: "We naturally welcome this prospect, long overdue in our view, as we feel sure that when you see this blot on the landscape for yourselves, you will agree that this building must be altered in order to comply with JUDP policies."

It is thought that the application and a full report will be considered by the committee in April.