THE “danger” of a road where plans for three holiday lets were given the go ahead were highlighted by a development control committee this week.
There was no objection to the conversion of outbuildings previously associated with Rhyd Meironydd Farm, Borth but there were concerns raised about the speed of the B4572 it is located off, as well as a “blind bend” nearby.
Local member Cllr Ray Quant said at Wednesday’s (January 13) said it was a very busy road between Borth and Aberystywth with a national speed limit of 60mph in place and he had concerns about highway safety.
This was echoed by other councillors who felt the application provided an opportunity to have a decrease int the speed limit assessed.
Committee chairman Cllr Lynford Thomas said the “danger” of the speed of the road and blind bend be noted in the planning permission.
The traditional outbuildings will be turned into three, two bedroom, holiday units with private amenity areas.
An agricultural shed to the north of the outbuildings will also be demolished.
Native trees and hedgerows will be planted around the site and new access, as well as a parking area for six cars.
It was approved by councillors with a recommendation to the highways department that the protocol for speed limit reduction be carried out, and the former site entrance be made into a passing place for vehicles.