Residents raise concerns over Haverfordwest housing development
12:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in County News
Residents and businesses near the site of a proposed over-55s housing development in Haverfordwest have raised objections to the plans, and said they only learnt of them following last week’s Western Telegraph story.
Developer Jonathan Evans has applied for outline planning permission to convert the former Imperial garage at the corner of Snowdrop Lane and Portfield Road into 18 one-bedroom and 40 two-bedroom maisonettes.
People in nearby properties are now raising their objections to the plans after Mr Evans said he had received a “phenomenal”
reaction from local people.
Cynthia Morgans-Hurley who has lived opposite the site at the end of Snowdrop Lane for 35 years said she and her husband were objecting to the scale of the proposals.
“It’s three storeys high with balconies overlooking our property.
The building is going to be right up to the road apart from a bit of shrubbery and the same on the Portfield Road side.
“We want to see the site developed but more sympathetically.
It’s going to block out all our light.”
Daphne Davies, who runs a hair salon opposite said she was also objecting due to the scale of the plans.
“I’m objecting to the privacy part of it as the balconies will look right into my living room and bedroom.
“It’s going to greatly affect us.
It’s not that we don’t want it to come, it’s just why does it have to be so high and the fact it’s going to be so close to the road.
They don’t seem to have considered us at all.”
Jayne Jones, who with her husband runs three businesses bordering the site, said the building would “look like a prison,” and would “be overlooking everything”.
“It’s such a huge development and it’s such a big site in a very awkward area as far as traffic goes,” she said.