Llangattock Place Plan Survey March / April 2024 Results

This was the last of 5 surveys in a big public consultation led by Llangattock Community Council (LCC) which lasted nearly a year. The consultation included a public meeting, 12 small area walkabouts and pop-up events, a parking survey and more than 50 rounds of correspondence, including emails, newsletters, mailouts and text messages.
Around 24% of the population of Llangattock took part in the last survey, almost all being over 36 years-old and the biggest group being of retirement age, most being homeowners. Over the course of the whole consultation, we engaged with 30-40% of the population.

The key points are:
• 70% of respondents said Llangattock should remain a Limited Growth Settlement and that no new housing for sale or private rent should be allowed in the next 15 years.
• But 58% of respondents said they would support small, edge-of-settlement developments for affordable housing (not for sale or rent on the open market, for part ownership or low-cost rental, with local people prioritised).
• 60% said they would support a small affordable housing development to the Southeast of Llangattock School off Beechwood Road, while also creating additional parking and another school entrance to ease pressure at Clos Cillau and Tan Dderwen. This could be combined with solar panels, electric vehicle charging and an accessible travel route linking the North and the South of the village. Nearby residents expressed concerns over roads and infrastructure which will need to be explored in detail and mitigations considered at a pre-planning consultation.
• Information from Powys County Council suggests we need around 8-12 affordable homes for rent or part-ownership in Llangattock by 2037, but there are currently 53 households with a local connection to our community on waiting lists, nine are ready to move now. In a previous survey of young people, 65% said they did not think they could afford to rent in Llangattock and 85% said they could not afford to buy.
• In comments and emails, residents said new affordable housing should be spread around the community. However, other suggested locations attracted less support and will not be pursued until another trawl for candidate sites is made by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority. All other sites can then be assessed together.
• 75% said there should be future restrictions on holiday homes and holiday lets in the ‘old village’. LCC will lobby for these along with a further increase in Council Tax for second homes.
• 57% said they would support some small. Energy efficient homes being built for local downsizers if their larger homes could be sold to housing associations as affordable housing for local families. The Place Plan will also support splitting large properties to make small homes.
• There was support for a combined community hub / shop / café and parking either opposite the Horseshoe pub or at the Southern end of the allotment field, adjacent to the recreation ground, with footpath access to the Beech Woods. Further options for parking will be investigated, including at the end of Park Drive and at the Rectory Hotel.
• 55% said they would support improvements to ease traffic congestion at the Vine Tree junction.
• 61% said they wanted it to be easier for pedestrians to cross the road by Llangattock / Crickhowell Bridge.
• Respondents were divided over a pedestrian bridge over the River Usk and it will not be included in the Place Plan.
• 69% supported LCC’s desire to replace the kissing gates with an accessible design in a traditional style, though we have not yet secured funding for this.
• 69% supported Bannau Brycheiniog National Park’s climate change targets.
• 61% supported other environmental initiatives being proposed by LCC.

For more information visit our website using the following links / QR codes,
Full survey results: https://www.llangattock-cc.gov.wales/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/PLACE-PLAN-CTTEE-APRIL-APPROVED-BY-COUNCIL-1642024.pdf
Housing information: https://www.llangattock-cc.gov.wales/housing-questions-answers/
Draft Place Plan 1 (to be updated): https://www.llangattock-cc.gov.wales/1st-draft-of-the-place-plan-february-2024/
Llangattock Community Council thanks residents for taking part in the various consultations over the past year. There will be plenty more opportunities to offer ideas, raise questions and concerns in the coming months, and yes, to make changes too as the Place Plan will remain a ‘live’ document, owned by the community. LCC will be talking to Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority and other stakeholders over the coming weeks to see how best the views of our community can be represented and actioned now and in the future.

If you want to read the full report, please follow this link:


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