Urbanists’ Development Brief adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance for conservation area site within Brecon Beacons National Park

We are delighted to announce that the residential Development Brief prepared by The Urbanists on behalf of Collins Design & Build has been approved by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

The Development Brief promotes a new residential and commercial development on the outskirts of Talgarth as Supplementary Planning Guidance. On the 9th April Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Supplementary Planning Guidance Committee convened to consider the motion to endorse and adopt the Development Brief as Supplementary Planning Guidance and found in favour.

The brief sets out proposals to deliver a 127 unit scheme redeveloping the former Mid Wales Hospital with a sustainable new community that will re-establish strong links to Talgarth and achieve a high quality, locally distinctive development that respects the character and history of the site. The proposals include the redevelopment of the former Mid Wales Hospital and Chapel. Due to the current state of dilapidation of existing structures on site this involves the demolition of a number of the existing buildings on site with the exception of the main administration building and the former Chapel which sits opposite. The retainment and refurbishment of these buildings for alternative uses will form the heart of the development contributing to the heritage of the area and creating strong character.

The proposed scheme will bring much needed activity, accommodation and vibrancy to the area and provides a viable approach to a challenging brownfield site within the Talgarth Conservation Area.