Minety parish clerk Janet Lenton has welcomed a proposal to build six houses in the village because it will help young families get on the property ladder.

Bristol-based Sovereign Housing Association has submitted a planning application to the district council to build six houses at Sawyers Hill in the village.

The land proposed for the site is already owned by the district council and Mrs Lenton said the application was to build two-storey houses with two or three bedrooms.

Mrs Lenton said: "The application is intended to be for low-cost shared equity housing. It is chance to get people on the property ladder. I think it will be supported by the parish council. It's been in the pipeline for a while and we were expecting it.

"Initially there were one or two people who objected to it but low-cost housing is needed because there are a lot of young people who can't afford housing in the village."

Although there has been no official parish council reaction to the plan she said she felt it would be supported. Public comments on the application must be made to the district council by September 8.