Monday, December 5, 2022
Land owned by Carmarthenshire Council goes on the market

Land owned by Carmarthenshire Council goes on the market

FROM quarries and collieries to a tiny plot for a garden extension, land owned by Carmarthenshire Council is on the market.

Like all councils it frequently reassesses its property and assets and considers some for disposal.

Money raised from such sales can only be used to pay for new capital expenditure, like schools and roads, or set aside to finance historic capital expenditure.

Currently on the market are 21 properties and pieces of land in the county – some for sale or lease, others to invite expressions of interest. Some of them are under offer.

The land and plots include the 64-acre former Pentremawr colliery, Pontyberem, and the former Cwm Capel quarry, Burry Port.

Interest is also being sought for the old Genwen quarry and colliery at Bynea, Llanelli, which includes a stone colliery engine house.

If you have a penchant for listed buildings and a spare £75,000, the council would welcome an offer for the former town hall and library in Kidwelly, which has been empty for years.

Expressions of interest are also sought for land and former hospital buildings, including an accommodation block for nurses, at St David’s Park, Carmarthen.

Offers of around £450,000 could get you 10 acres of land at the rear of Ffordd Aneurin, Pontyberem, which has outline planning consent for 84 homes.

Expressions of interest are also invited for Syrtha fields – an 18-acre former coal tip – in Pontyberem, while at the other end of the scale you could snap up a 72sqm sliver of land at the Bryngwenllian housing estate, Whitland, for £5,000.

Cllr David Jenkins, executive board member for resources, said: “The council regularly reviews its assets and seeks to dispose of surplus land and buildings to generate capital receipts that can be reinvested in projects that will have more benefit to Carmarthenshire’s economy and residents.

“We have several opportunities on the market at the moment, ranging from small parcels of land suitable for possible residential development, and buildings suitable for a variety of uses.

“We welcome discussions with any interested parties.”

The council is also keen to rent out several commercial properties in Llanelli, including six ground floor offices at Ffwrnes Fach cultural and social enterprise centre, Park Street.

Photo, Kidwelly Castle – Elkanah Evans

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