A BUYER is being sought for a Pembrokeshire development site which has planning permission for 45 self-catering lodges.

Despite a public protest, the county council gave the go-ahead for the holiday units at the approach to Penally village nearly two years ago.

No development has since taken place on the 7.4 acre site, and now the land is up for sale with a guide price of £750,000 for the freehold.

It is being marketed by Colliers International, who said it presented potential buyers with "a rare opportunity to develop a holiday lodge park in one of Wales' leading tourist locations, on the outskirts of Tenby and just outside the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park."

The site's permission is for 21 three-bedroom one-and-a-half storey lodges; 18 two-bedroom single-storey lodges and six four bedroom one-and-a-half storey lodges.

Protestors were out in force in September 2015 when the proposal for the development was the subject of a site inspection by members of Pembrokeshire County Council's planning and rights of way committee.

The objectors greeted the councillors with banners objecting to the 'pseudo-Swiss' design of the units and the principle of development which they claimed would 'spoil our ancient village'.

However, planning permission was subsequently granted subject to a number of conditions, including a Section 106 agreement to extend footways outside the site to tie in with existing paths.