Planners have approved plans for 30 new homes in Bodedern.

An outline plan had been submitted for a new estate on London Road at a currently undeveloped field belonging to Tre Angharad.

But despite concerns being raised over highway safety, members approved the proposals during a meeting of Anglesey’s Planning Committee on Wednesday.

While a full and detailed application is required before any work can take place, the plans involve two three-bedroom homes, four two-bedroom homes, 20 three-bedroom homes and four two or three-bedroom houses – with six designated as affordable.

Also including car parking spaces and new vehicle access, the application had attracted four letters of opposition citing noise pollution, increased traffic and a negative impact on the character of the village.

But in a statement read out to members, the developers said there was a clear need for affordable and open market homes and that the new estate would help in that regard.

It would also support the local economy including the village pub and shop, they argued, and that the local community council had raised no objections.

The planning documents went on to say: “The proposed development involves the construction of 30 dwellings with associated car parking and garden spaces, together with pedestrian and vehicular access and a public amenity area.

“Access to the site will be from London Road, with a new vehicular junction constructed towards the South-West corner of the site.

“Due to the scale of the development, the levels of daily and hourly traffic

generated by the development is unlikely to have any material impact upon the operation of the highway network in the vicinity of the site.”

Meanwhile, members turned down plans for a new campsite just a stone’s throw away from the popular Marram Grass restaurant.

Designated on land at Pen-Wal Bach in Pen Lon in Newborough, the applicants are already using the field as a site for tent camping between Easter and October, having submitted a retrospective application in order to continue.

The plans have attracted 30 objections raising concerns over anti social behaviour, the scale of the development and the impact on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Local councillor Peter Rogers spoke in favour of the application, citing its economic benefits and the lack of opposition from the local community council.

He added: “Talk of anti social behaviour, I can’t accept. People aren’t there to have parties. These are small family groups.

“Please consider this carefully and give these people an opportunity.”

But members followed the recommendation of officers and turned down the application.