A BUNGALOW will be demolished to make way for seven new homes – including two affordable properties – in Penrhiwllan.

Ceredigion County Council planning officers have granted permission under delegated powers for Catrefi Redwood’s application recently.

Number 2 Castell Crug will be demolished and the plot of land within the village between Newcastle Emlyn and Llandysul, on the road that leads from village shop to Maesllyn.

A planning report states that there are a range of amenities in the village including shop, The Daffodil Inn public house and restaurant, village hall, successful local businesses.

“The village includes a range of dwellings and more recent developments have been approved and built along this road which leads to Maesllyn,” it adds.

The new development will include a mix of four-bed dormer bungalows with open plan kitchen and dining area, lounge, utility room, en-suites and bathroom, some with integral garages and semi-detached affordable dwellings with three bedrooms, all with parking spaces.

The scheme sparked concerns with local residents, who raised questions over access, the density of the scheme and effect on local wildlife and the environment.