A CONSERVATION area boundary at Porthgain will be extended to include land to the west of the harbour after plans were approved by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

The new boundaries of the Porthgain conservation area will extend west to include Penclegyr Quarries, and other areas of archaeological and historical importance to the area, as well as open fields and headland.

The land is owned by the National Trust, who have given their support to the extension of the boundary.

Llanrhian Community Council also support the planned extension.

The conservation area boundary will now be amended, and statutory notices updating members of the public on this will be placed in the local media and the London Gazette.

Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest, which it would be desirable to preserve or enhance, and include both listed and unlisted buildings within their boundaries.

There are 14 conservation areas across the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and their boundaries are regularly reviewed.

In St Davids, Little Haven, Solva, Tenby, and Newport conservation areas, a survey has shown that the historic character is being eroded.

In the future, the national park will also consider other parts of the county for inclusion as conservation areas.