PLANS to build a two-storey house on the garden of a Saundersfoot home have been given the approval of the national park’s planning committee.

A planning application by Mr D Slade to build a house and new boundary wall on the north end gardens of Velfrey Cottage, Saundersfoot was considered by the national park’s development management committee on Wednesday, April 25.

As well as the house, the works would include altering the boundary wall to create a new loading bay.

Saundersfoot Community Council wrote to object to the plans, saying the materials and size of the new house would not be in keeping with the village’s conservation area.

The council also raised concerns the proposed loading bay would become a permanent parking space as there was no other parking on-site.

Cllr Phil Kidney echoed these sentiments. “I thought it was a huge development for where it is,” he said.

Cllr Kidney also raised concerns about proposals to close Church Terrace during part of the construction of the house, as this could affect local holiday businesses who use the road to transport caravans to and from a nearby site.

“They said for part of the development the road would be shut and the caravan park wouldn’t be able to get through,” he said.

Alan Archer agreed the development was difficult, but added: “On balance I think having looked at the site proposal it was acceptable subject to the amendments made.”

The development was approved subject to conditions including that a construction management plan be submitted before work starts, and that a panel of sample stonework is sent for inspection to the national park.