AN application for four new houses in a coastal village will be back before Ceredigion councillors this week.

At last month’s development control committee a decision on whether to refuse or permit four houses – two affordable and two open market – in Pontgarreg, near Llangrannog was deferred for discussions about overcoming highway issues.

In Wednesday’s (August 12) agenda the planning officer recommendation remains refusal for the application on the basis that the “principal of the development remains contrary to the Local Development Plan strategic policies.”

Improvements to highway safety and visibility have been agreed.

The number of planning permissions existing in the village “allow ample housing opportunities to meet the need in the village and adjoining linked settlements.”

The planning report states: “Since March 2020, there are 13 units with outstanding consents and seven units have been completed.”

At July’s committee, a number of councillors had expressed a desire to approve the application to allow a local family to remain in the area and for young people to return.