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Plans for Carmarthen Cafe Quarter Set to Go Ahead

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Plans for a cafe quarter to transform Carmarthen Town Centre are set for approval.

Carmarthenshire County Council wants to develop Jackson’s Lane with a new public square. The square itself will host cafes, shops offices and an outdoor screen.

Though objections around the loss of green space were made, the application is recommended for approval at Thursday’s planning meeting.

Credit: Carmarthenshire Council

The units for the cafe and business units will consist of a single two-storey building. The outdoor screen proposed for the front of the building will broadcast sporting events, film festivals and university lectures.

The council said it’s goal was to increase economic activity in the old parts of the town through the transformation of the back route through Jackson’s Lane and Chapel Street. The hope is that it will attract footfall and “define the square as a destination”

In its application the council said the proposal;

“Aims to provide a unique respite between St Catherine’s Walk and King Street” by promoting a creative cafe, cultural and small business hub that is accessible to the public.”