Park misses chance to rule on row plan
1:40pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
The applicant behind a proposed development in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has appealed after the authority failed to make a decision in the required time.
Tom O’Kane had submitted plans for a ‘low impact development’ on land near Trefin, including a dwelling, agricultural barn, education room, polytunnel and volunteer sleeping space on land at Llanon.
A similar application was unanimously refused by the development management committee in February when hundreds of letters of objection were received from the public.
The park said it had not been able to make a decision this time around “due to the complexity of the application and the timing of development management committees”.
The committee will meet today (Wednesday) to discuss the application, but it will not be able to make a decision due to the appeal.
The new application differs from the original through, among other things, removing a farm shop and relocating the buildings to the centre of the site.
But the plan has again been recommended for refusal as it “is not considered to meet the adopted local development plan policies in respect of either low impact development or the more generic policies in relation to the protection of the special qualities of the national park”.
A park spokesman said the committee’s views on the second application would form the basis for supporting the National Park Authority’s case at the appeal.