Plans to turn 17th century farmbuilding into housing handed to Bridgend Council

A planning application to turn a 17th century farm building in Bridgend into housing has been handed in to the local council.

The plans that could see the development of a Grade II listed building on Marlas yard and paddock, near Pyle, were submitted to the planning authority in April 2024.

If approved, it could see the site with “a variety of historic and modern
agricultural buildings” developed into 24 residential housing units, with the demolition of a cow barn and pig sheds along with the conversion of others.

The site is located on the north-western edge of Pyle, off the minor Marlas Road and is part of a “complex assemblage of buildings” around 200 metres south from the Grade II listed Llanmihangel Mill, which has a leat and dam designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Once completed developers say it would form a residential site consisting of four four-bedroom houses, five three-bed houses, six one-bed houses and nine two-bed houses. It adds that the design would “complement the historic development of Marlas Farm.”

The report read: “The development seeks to provide 24 units of accommodation over the site with 21 of these in the new build and three in the conversion of the existing two barns to the west of the farmhouse. The mix of development is designed to ensure a good social mix within the development from large four-bed detached houses to one-bed flats.”


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