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Lawrenny: £7m development plans on show

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PLANS for a major housing development and farm relocation in the small village of Lawrenny are being put out for a pre-planning public consultation this week.

Lawrenny Home Farm development, a circa £7m project, will see around 33 new homes and up to 7 live-work offices built in the National Park village. The mixed-use residential development was part of a Europe-wide Royal Institute of British Architects competition to find a perfect design, in keeping with the village.

The plan to modernise and expand Lawrenny was originally conceived by farmer David Lort-Phillips and presented to the Local authority in 1970. Over 40 years he rebuilt and modernised the mostly 18th Century cottages.

When he began there were around a dozen habitable cottages, few with running water. Now there are 35 homes and more than twenty businesses based in the community. First phase restoration work was recognised in the Prince of Wales Award scheme in 1975. In 2007 the village won the Calor Best Village in Wales award.

“Pembrokeshire is already one of the most wonderful places to live in the UK,” said David.

“Small villages like Lawrenny have the potential to provide an almost unparalleled work-life balance. Lawrenny is a peaceful and beautiful location yet one which will have some of the best internet speeds in Wales, serving modern, beautifully designed and well-built homes and offices. This village is right in the middle of the National Park, on the shores of the Haven, a short distance from the coast: it provides a natural playground for young and old.

“Building homes in our communities that serve the needs of 21st Century families brings huge value into the local area and to Pembrokeshire as a whole. Not only do local trades and services benefit from the investment, but the local community can also draw back its own sons and daughters to raise their families here. What’s more it attracts talented and ambitious newcomers who choose Pembrokeshire as the place to get that work-life balance just right.”

The proposed homes and offices, to be heated by woodchip from local woodlands, will almost double the size of the existing village. They will also have some of the best internet connectivity in the UK with so called Fibre to the Home (FTTH) bringing speeds of up to 300mbps.

The development will also see the old Home Farm, an organic dairy business that has been based in the middle of the village for 60 years, moved to a new purpose built site outside the village adjacent to Broad Lane. The farm relocation will see the existing organic dairy fully upgraded comprising of a new dairy unit, slurry store, calf shed and underpass.

The consultation exercise, which will commence today (Mar 16), will give locals an opportunity to review the latest designs following an earlier public consultation undertaken in July / August 2016. Following the initial consultation feedback, a new road access leading to the residential site along an existing farm track has been proposed, to reduce any traffic impact on the local community.

Farm plans and additional technical reports have also been completed, for example, reviewing Transport, local Archaeology, Visual Impact and Ecology matters.

During a recent consultation, the proposed plans have already been highly commended by the Design Commission for Wales.

In the recent DCfW review, DCfW noted: “The client/landowner is to be credited for the strong, positive vision and strategy for the long term development of the village and an attitude of stewardship. The architects similarly show a clarity of narrative and philosophy of design. The scheme presented at the review has the potential to be an exemplar of rural development in Wales”

Plans for the proposed mixed-use residential scheme and organic dairy can be viewed via www.atriarcgroup.com/clients/Lawrenny.

Copies of the plans are also available to view in Lawrenny Village shop (Lawrenny), Tenby Library (Greenhil Avenue, Tenby) and at the Planning Offices of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock).

Wayne Reynolds from Atriarc Planning will be in attendance next Friday (Mar 24) from 3pm to 6pm at Lawrenny Village shop to go through the proposals and answer any queries local residents (or interested people) may have.

The formal planning application(s) are expected to be submitted to the National Park in the late spring.

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Joinery learner through to Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year Finals

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE joinery learner, Conor Ratcliff has made it through to the final ten in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they start out on their career. With over 2,500 nominations, Conor was shortlisted to the top 30 where he had to deliver a video presentation to industry-leading judges and trade body representatives. Judged on professionalism, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade, Conor impressed the judges and is now in the final 10.  

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer and Digital director, commented: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.

“We’ve seen how this career-boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kickstart an apprentice’s career. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!”

The prize package includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology. The college where they study will also receive £2,000.

Conor is thrilled to have made it through to the finals and commented: “I am extremely honoured to have made it is this far in the competition and I am very excited for the final event. It would be an amazing opportunity for me, if I won this competition.

“I hope it encourages more people to consider an apprenticeship in a trade, the Carpentry and Joinery department have been incredibly supportive during my studies.”

The Final is due to take place imminently where the judges will conduct an online interview with the ten finalists before selecting and announcing their overall winner.

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Warrant without bail issued for Milford Haven man who failed to attend court

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A WARRANT without bail has been issued for a Milford Haven man who failed to appear in court yesterday.

Gareth James Mann, 45, of Bunkers Hill was stopped in his VW Golf on October 31, 2020 in Milford Haven.

Mann is accused of driving without a licence, insurance, under the influence of cocaine and whilst in possession of an ounce of cannabis.

Police are now instructed to find Mann, arrest him and bring him before the courts.

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Pembroke Dock: Trial date set in historical rape case

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A 69-YEAR-OLD man, charged with nine counts of raping a girl under the age of 16 in Pembroke Dock, will stand trial at Swansea Crown Court in September.

The alleged historical offences took place in the 1980s, the court heard.

Barry Arthur Lake, lately of Abinger Road, Carswood, St Helens, is accused of three counts of raping a child in each of these years: 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

He appeared at a plea and directions hearing on April 14, to confirm his name and address, and where he entered not guilty pleas.

Lake was bailed on the condition that he did not contact, directly or indirectly, certain named people, and that he did not enter an address in Pembroke Dock.

Further he must not contact anyone under 18 without supervision.

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