An application for a house in a Ceredigion village have been backed by planners after an affordable housing contribution was included.

The scheme submitted by Enfys Davies for the dwelling at Pencoed, Pentre’r Bryn had previously been recommended for refusal when it came before planners in March, in part due to a lack of an affordable housing contribution, but was deferred pending a site visit and a meeting of the council’s ‘cooling off’ panel.

A report before members at the May meeting of Ceredigion’s development management committee said the ‘cooling off’ panel, meeting in early April, considered the application site to be acceptable for development, with the main discussion being whether it should be an open market dwelling or an affordable dwelling.

Either way, it was agreed that the scale of the dwelling should be reduced.

The report added: “The agent has advised that the applicant agrees for the dwelling to be changed to an affordable dwelling and that the gross internal floor area would be no more than 137 sq.m.

“In this instance, the LPA considers that a valuation is not required.”

At the May meeting it was now recommended that planning permission was granted for an affordable dwelling subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement.

Members approved the amended outline plans, which include a detached garage, the creation of a new visibility splay entailing the translocation of a section of hedgerow and removal of a short section of wall.