PLANS for a cinema and retail complex on the outskirts of Haverfordwest have been withdrawn by the applicant.

Conygar Haverfordwest Ltd had submitted a planning application for a five-screen cinema, 60-bed hotel and ten shops on land behind Slade Lane which was once earmarked for a Sainsbury supermarket.

Pembrokeshire County Council had received two separate planning applications from Conygar – the first for a “cinema and restaurant development, including hard and soft landscaping and lighting” while a second is for “construction (including earthworks) and operation of a retail-led mixed use development comprising 10 retail units, a hotel, a future development platform, associated infrastructure, hard and soft landscaping and lighting”.

A withdrawal letter dated yesterday (June 1) addressed to council development manager (major projects) Mike Simmons, from agent Axis, states: “Further to a recent email correspondence, we have been instructed by our client, Conygar Haverfordwest Ltd, to withdraw the above-referenced planning applications, and should be obliged if you would take this letter as a formal request to do so, on their behalf.”

Both Axis and Conygar have been contacted for further comment.

A Coyngar application for more than 700 homes at the Slade Lane site remains conditionally approved.

 A seperate application for a cinema at  the Wilko site in Haverfordwest town centre is yet to be decided by council planners.