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PCNPPROPOSALS for more flexible and user-friendly affordable housing guidance are to be discussed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. 

New draft supplementary planning guidance (SPG) on affordable housing will be put before members at a meeting of the full authority on June 11. Members will decide whether to approve the guidance for public consultation. The proposed SPG, which aims to increase the provision of affordable housing in the National Park, was drafted following recent scrutiny by Park Authority members of the existing policy which is set out in the authority’s current Local Development Plan (LDP). Consultants were engaged to work with housing associations, landowners, estate agents and Pembrokeshire County Council to examine the current guidelines, which were adopted as part of the LDP in 2010. The Authority’s Head of Park Direction, Martina Dunne, said: “What we are proposing in the current economic climate is a more flexible and streamlined system to help meet local housing need but which also allows room for negotiations with developers and landowners about affordable housing contributions. “We are also proposing improvements to the planning application process to make it more accessible and to encourage developers to get pre-application advice from planners on a specific site, before an application fee is paid. “This service is important as at an early stage in the planning process our officers can discuss and potentially negotiate with applicants the most appropriate levels of affordable housing provision in a new development, based on a more flexible SPG.” The draft Supplementary Planning Guidance – Affordable Housing document will be available on the authority’s website at www. pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk from June 2. The SPG will be discussed at the National Park Authority meeting at Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock on Monday, June 11. If members’ approve the draft guidance it will be implemented as an interim measure from July 1 and will be reviewed following a three month period of public consultation.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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