PLANS for 15 new homes on the site of a former hockey pitch have been unveiled by a college.

The outline development, including five affordable homes, is mooted for what is now an empty field but was once a hockey pitch and is owned by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai at Allt Salem in Pwllheli.

The application site has already been allocated for housing as part of the Joint Local Development Plan (JLDP) for up to 17 homes, but the applicants feel 15 would be a more appropriate amount considering the size of the land.

If approved by Gwynedd’s planning department, more detailed plans would then need to be submitted before any construction began on the site.

The design and access statement accompanying the application says: “The proposal entails the erection of 15 residential dwellings (five of which are proposed as affordable dwellings) consisting of a mix of dwelling types and sizes to include four four-person two-bed terraced houses, four five-person three bed semi-detached houses, four three-person two-bed detached bungalows and three seven-person four bed detached houses.

“It is proposed for five of the 15 units to be affordable dwellings, those being plots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 which are two-bed units.”

It goes on to say: “The need to provide a mix of houses on the site, including two, three and four bed properties, together with associated parking and garden spaces for each property means that 17 properties could not be achieved on the site.

“We therefore consider that providing 15 dwellings is acceptable.

“The proposed development has been distinctively designed whilst sympathetically reflecting the character of the area with the needs of people in mind, providing ample living and garden area and parking provisions.”

A decision on the plans, which were submitted on January 2, is expected over the coming months.