TREES must be kept as part of the landscaping plan for housing association accommodation in Cardigan.

An application to change Tai Ceredigion Cyf’s planning permission so that six trees could be removed from the plan at Awel Yr Afon has been refused.

The removal is said to be at the request of Dwr Cymru “to avoid conflict with the adopted drainage media.”

However, Ceredigion County Council planning officer’s have stated that the variation to the permission would not be inline with planning policy.

“The application has failed to provide information to demonstrate why the trees need to be removed from the proposal, and has also failed to provide any replacement planting on site. The trees are required in their current position to screen the car parking,” adds the decision notice published on June 23.

The development of 23 dwellings at Awel yr Afon was permitted in 2014, with work on phase two started in 2018. It includes a mix of general needs houses, flats and wheelchair accessible bungalows.