Ammanford nightclub refusal confirmed by Welsh government
A final bid to bring a new nightclub to Ammanford for the first time since the 1970s has failed.
Carmarthenshire county council turned down an application to convert the snooker hall on Wind Street to a club.
The decision came despite Ammanford town councillors supporting the opening, and applicant David James lodged an appeal to the Welsh government’s planning inspectorate earlier this year.
But that appeal has been rejected.
The report said the proposal would cause “unacceptable levels of noise and disturbance, with consequent adverse effects on the living conditions of those living nearby”.
Ammanford town councillor Martin Jones said: “Personally I’m disappointed it’s been turned down and I think that’s the general feeling of the town council.
“We would rather youngsters could go to a nightclub here than have to go to Swansea or Carmarthen which is an expensive taxi ride.
“But also if they are here and something happened we are just around the corner.”
He added: “A nightclub would also have a knock-on effect in the town. There’s three or four pubs which people could go to before, then the food places after and then taxis taking people home.”