PLANS to “re-energise” Llysyfran country park & reservoir for visitors is likely to go ahead once a number of conditions are met.

Welsh Water has a three-phase plan to bring the popular attraction back to its former glory beginning with a refurbishment and extension of the visitor centre and restaurant.

Also included in the first phase, discussed at Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee meeting last week (Tuesday, November 7), is the building a new outdoor activity centre, a new waterside facility, a bike pump skills area and creating space for camping and caravans for people attending site events.

The committee were told that the further two phases included developing the existing reservoir trail for walkers and cyclists and further outdoor play facilities such as high ropes, subject to future planning applications.

Architect Phil Reeves told the meeting the “overall vision” is to “reenergise the Llysyfran site so it becomes a prime tourist destination”.

The site was developed for visitors in the late 80s/early 90 and has “deteriorated” over the years.

Llysyfran village resident Phil Dunseath also addressed the committee. He said there was support for the plan but the community also had some concerns.

The construction traffic in the area was a concern and Mr Dunseath specifically asked that Welsh Water did not use the narrow lanes of the road to the south of the village, which is sometimes suggested by satnavs.

The location of the coach overflow carpark was considered unsuitable as it backed on to a home as well as worries about the increase in visitors.

“The narrow lanes in the village are already used by some visitors to avoid parking charges,” said Mr Dunseath.

He also queried an environmental report that said there were no breeding peregrine falcons or red kites at the site, when so many are seen there.

Councillors approved a recommendation to delegate the granting of permission to the interim head of planning subject to a number of conditions being met, including additional conditions relating to the environmental surveys and construction traffic management plans.