The number of houses that can be built on a site at Aberporth will be increased to 15 – including three affordable homes.

Outline planning for ten homes on land off Ffordd Newydd was granted in 2017 and applications to extend the amount of time allowed to submitted reserved matters have been approved.

Members of Ceredigion County Council’s development control committee heard on Wednesday (March 9) that there was now a plan to make the houses on the site semi-detached instead of detached and include a group of three affordable dwellings.

This increase the number of houses proposed from ten to 15 with concerns raised about over-development by objectors and local member Cllr Gethin Davies.

“I’m not againt construction, we need house but the community feels there is over-development on this site,” he said.

Adding that although there was some planning gain including road widening and a pedestrian path there were also concerns about drainage and that the open market housing would just become second homes.

Cllr Lyndon Lloyd asked if more affordable units could be provided but was told that the amount that could be demanded was 20 per cent under current council policy.

A planning report states that the density of housing was under the policy guide and a Sustainable Drainage System has been approved.