Company unveils plans for 450 new Pembrokeshire homes

Western Telegraph: BUILDING RELATIONS: Pembrokeshire County Councillor David Simpson Huw Llewellyn managing director of Persimmon Homes West Wales and Pembrokeshire County Councillor David Pugh. (2872487) BUILDING RELATIONS: Pembrokeshire County Councillor David Simpson Huw Llewellyn managing director of Persimmon Homes West Wales and Pembrokeshire County Councillor David Pugh. (2872487)

WALES' largest house builder is to create 450 homes across Pembrokeshire, it was announced this week.

Persimmon Homes, is planning 450 new homes with the potential to create over 1,300 jobs over the next five years.

Persimmon Homes made the announcement as the company marked the start of works in Lamphey on 39 homes comprising two bedroom bungalows and two, three and four bedroom houses.

Construction is also set to start on a further 68 at Hermitage Farm near Haverfordwest early next year following planning consent last week and at Bush Hill near Pembroke once planning consent is granted.

Managing Director of Persimmon Homes West Wales, Huw Llewellyn, said: “We have found that the Local Authorities in west Wales have reacted more positively to the economic realities facing housebuilders and are taking positive steps to help make developments viable through more realistic planning requirements to help generate economic development, as well as new homes.

“Persimmon Homes is the first of the major PLC housebuilders to develop homes this far west in Wales. And with family roots in Carmarthen, I’m proud to be part of a company that is keen to invest in the local community and support the local supply chain.”

According to Pembrokeshire County Council’s Local Development Plan, there is a significant lack of housing in the region and this latest announcement will provide around 90 affordable houses with the remainder available on the Welsh Government’s Help to Buy Wales scheme, helping first time buyers and families looking to upgrade to a bigger family home to do so.

Between now and 2021, Pembrokeshire County Council has made provision for 7,300 properties in the Local Development Plan, enabling the delivery of 5,700 homes, and Persimmon Homes is set to deliver 8% of this over the course of the next five years.

Cllr David Pugh, Board Member of the Swansea Bay City Region and Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism and Communities, said: “Following the launch of the Swansea Bay City Region earlier this year, economic regeneration is very much the driving force behind council activity as we strive to create jobs and sustainable economic growth.

"The announcement that Wales’ largest housebuilder is committed to investing in Pembrokeshire is a major step forward for the region and one that will present numerous opportunities for growth and regeneration and we hope to maximise the benefits of the developments for local people and businesses.”

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3:48pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Cymru bach says...

Welcome news and especially welcome is that affordable houses will be available for our young people.

It would be nice see houses of these sort available in the Tenby area.
Welcome news and especially welcome is that affordable houses will be available for our young people. It would be nice see houses of these sort available in the Tenby area. Cymru bach

6:06pm Fri 6 Dec 13

neil p says...

Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.
Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands. neil p

6:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Gogledd says...

From Wolverhampton?
From Wolverhampton? Gogledd

8:31pm Fri 6 Dec 13

deanobeano64 says...

HEY NEIL PEMBROKE DOCK MAN LIVING IN WOLVERHAMPTON IS OK IF I MOVE BACK OR I AM SCUM ALSO
HEY NEIL PEMBROKE DOCK MAN LIVING IN WOLVERHAMPTON IS OK IF I MOVE BACK OR I AM SCUM ALSO deanobeano64

10:09pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dave-javu says...

"1,300 jobs over the next five years", is that a Bluestone style figure or is it likely to be reality ?
"1,300 jobs over the next five years", is that a Bluestone style figure or is it likely to be reality ? dave-javu

10:15pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dave-javu says...

dave-javu wrote:
"1,300 jobs over the next five years", is that a Bluestone style figure or is it likely to be reality ?
I wonder if there is anyone on the Council with any experience in the building trade able to answer this question ?
[quote][p][bold]dave-javu[/bold] wrote: "1,300 jobs over the next five years", is that a Bluestone style figure or is it likely to be reality ?[/p][/quote]I wonder if there is anyone on the Council with any experience in the building trade able to answer this question ? dave-javu

6:57am Sat 7 Dec 13

Rob Edwards says...

Can I hear the sound of palms being greased?
Can I hear the sound of palms being greased? Rob Edwards

8:01am Sat 7 Dec 13

malcolm calver says...

Whilst being unaware of the type of construction i.e traditional or timber frame the figure of 1,300 jobs is probably 260 jobs over a 5 year period..
If the properties are timber frame most of the work on them will be for the manufacturers of timber frame housing, probably located outside the county boundary.

I note that Cllr David Pugh, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism and Communities is suggesting this will be good for sustainable economic growth, but I would suggest this would only come if additional work opportunities came for the prospective occupiers of the properties.
Whilst being unaware of the type of construction i.e traditional or timber frame the figure of 1,300 jobs is probably 260 jobs over a 5 year period.. If the properties are timber frame most of the work on them will be for the manufacturers of timber frame housing, probably located outside the county boundary. I note that Cllr David Pugh, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism and Communities is suggesting this will be good for sustainable economic growth, but I would suggest this would only come if additional work opportunities came for the prospective occupiers of the properties. malcolm calver

8:21am Sat 7 Dec 13

malcolm calver says...

On checking the photo in the article I note neither the director of the company or the esteemed county councillors are complying with health and safety rules in regard to safety gear, another example of one rule for them and another for the ordinary folk,

With all the goings on a County Hall at present, regarding contracts for building regeneration in Pembroke Dock, I would have thought that the advice coming from above would have been "wear your hard hat all the times".. I suppose by wearing black coats they are not so visible.
On checking the photo in the article I note neither the director of the company or the esteemed county councillors are complying with health and safety rules in regard to safety gear, another example of one rule for them and another for the ordinary folk, With all the goings on a County Hall at present, regarding contracts for building regeneration in Pembroke Dock, I would have thought that the advice coming from above would have been "wear your hard hat all the times".. I suppose by wearing black coats they are not so visible. malcolm calver

11:31am Sat 7 Dec 13

anoldman says...

neil p wrote:
Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.
You are out of order!
[quote][p][bold]neil p[/bold] wrote: Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.[/p][/quote]You are out of order! anoldman

6:45pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Tttoommy says...

http://pembrokeshire
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Wish this paper would print this story, interested to note that Pembs. CC call the tax payer "customers" Is this because BPJ justifies his obscene salary and his tax position by claiming comparisons with successful companies with comparable budgets?

REALLY, do we have a choice of supplier of supplier, will BPJ be sacked for failure (as one is in the real world) do real Chief Execs get told where to spend 95% of the money handed to them - just remembered something - didn't the Senedd vote out a chance for the public to vote against chief execs or have a say on their salaries as do shareholders at AGMs ?
http://pembrokeshire herald.com/1637/bryn -wont-cash/ Wish this paper would print this story, interested to note that Pembs. CC call the tax payer "customers" Is this because BPJ justifies his obscene salary and his tax position by claiming comparisons with successful companies with comparable budgets? REALLY, do we have a choice of supplier of supplier, will BPJ be sacked for failure (as one is in the real world) do real Chief Execs get told where to spend 95% of the money handed to them - just remembered something - didn't the Senedd vote out a chance for the public to vote against chief execs or have a say on their salaries as do shareholders at AGMs ? Tttoommy

7:07pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Cymru bach says...

neil p wrote:
Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.
This is a deplorable comment bordering on Racism.

Totally unacceptable.
[quote][p][bold]neil p[/bold] wrote: Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.[/p][/quote]This is a deplorable comment bordering on Racism. Totally unacceptable. Cymru bach

7:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

mayday says...

But 5000 short of the LDP target! Why are we still waiting for the Victoria Station-Gabriel Wade site development to go ahead in Milford Haven with its affordable housing quota? Must be nearly 8 years since planning was approved. Council really should start putting "use it or loose it" clauses into the awards. Any sign of building commencing in Castle Pill - another stagnated 'development'? Do the Council have any figures on large scale awarded planning that hasn't happened?
But 5000 short of the LDP target! Why are we still waiting for the Victoria Station-Gabriel Wade site development to go ahead in Milford Haven with its affordable housing quota? Must be nearly 8 years since planning was approved. Council really should start putting "use it or loose it" clauses into the awards. Any sign of building commencing in Castle Pill - another stagnated 'development'? Do the Council have any figures on large scale awarded planning that hasn't happened? mayday

9:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Tttoommy says...

Cymru bach wrote:
neil p wrote:
Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.
This is a deplorable comment bordering on Racism.

Totally unacceptable.
All I can say is that despite the ineptitude that is the "killer" Welsh NHS and the apparent corruption and greed that is PCC I do like a home in Pembrokeshire and one of the reason is not too many "foreigners"
[quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neil p[/bold] wrote: Good news, as long as they don't end up as social housing full of scumbags shipped out from from the midlands.[/p][/quote]This is a deplorable comment bordering on Racism. Totally unacceptable.[/p][/quote]All I can say is that despite the ineptitude that is the "killer" Welsh NHS and the apparent corruption and greed that is PCC I do like a home in Pembrokeshire and one of the reason is not too many "foreigners" Tttoommy

9:03pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Cymru bach says...

So, people have been voting my criticism of the comment calling people from the Midlands scumbags.

I take it that those that voted down my comment are in favour of racism? Shame on you.
So, people have been voting my criticism of the comment calling people from the Midlands scumbags. I take it that those that voted down my comment are in favour of racism? Shame on you. Cymru bach

8:12am Mon 9 Dec 13

malcolm calver says...

Whilst I would agree with Cymru bach that calling all people from the Midlands scumbags is disgraceful but we do need to overhaul the policy of so called social and affordable housing..
The fact is that social housing is meant to provide local need and I would suggest that affordable housing will never be possible as long as developers and landowners are given permission to develop land without any completion date for the development, it is a case of the supply and demand.that affects the price of the completed property
Whilst I would agree with Cymru bach that calling all people from the Midlands scumbags is disgraceful but we do need to overhaul the policy of so called social and affordable housing.. The fact is that social housing is meant to provide local need and I would suggest that affordable housing will never be possible as long as developers and landowners are given permission to develop land without any completion date for the development, it is a case of the supply and demand.that affects the price of the completed property malcolm calver

12:53pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Dave Edwards says...

It is strange that this story is the most commented on listed today.
Where did the 26 comments, 4 in the last 24 hours on the story headed "Emotions run High", go to?
Maybe the information that Carms CC had thrown in the towel over the Chief Executives pay and pension scandal, leaving the Farmer to plough a very lonely furrow. was getting too close for comfort.
It is strange that this story is the most commented on listed today. Where did the 26 comments, 4 in the last 24 hours on the story headed "Emotions run High", go to? Maybe the information that Carms CC had thrown in the towel over the Chief Executives pay and pension scandal, leaving the Farmer to plough a very lonely furrow. was getting too close for comfort. Dave Edwards

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