Rebirth hopes for town infirmary
A LONG-AWAITED decision on the future of Carmarthen's Grade II listed former infirmary could be made tomorrow when plans to turn it into flats go before planners.
Calls for the dilapidated 155-year-old building in Priory Street to be saved from ruin have been made over the past decade.
The building is owned by town- based builder Dorian Davies.
He submitted plans at the start of last year for 19 one and two-bedroom flats through developer ENSD. However, there has been little movement since and calls for the building to be saved from ruin have been made over the past decade.
Mr Davies declined to comment ahead of the planning meeting.
The plans which include a new extension at the rear and two side elevations will be discussed by Carmarthenshire Council planning committee at County Hall. Residents have raised concern over a proposed one way road system serving the site which they claim will hit surrounding streets.
Carmarthen Town Council welcomes the plans is eager to see action being taken to bring the infirmary into use. However not at the detriment to local residents.