THE PREFERRED route for a new road at Newgale will be revealed at a public exhibition next Tuesday, September 25, at Victoria Hall, Roch.

Following the storms of early 2014, which made the road impassable, Pembrokeshire County Council launched a series of consultations on the possibility of creating a new road further inland.

It is anticipated that the existing road past Newgale shingle bank will be lost in ten to 20 years' time.

A number of possible solutions have been consulted on including building a viaduct a short distance inland and two other routes further inland.

Public participation helped produce an adaptation plan and a Welsh transport approval guidance (WelTAG) report which identified two possible solutions.

This work took into account all of the points raised by members of the public at numerous public meetings and exhibitions and has now produced a preferred route for the new road.

Pembrokeshire County Council will now be applying for grant support to undertake further studies of the ground conditions, ecology and environment along the preferred route so that the precise location of the road can be determined.

Detailed surveys of the route will be undertaken as well as drilling of exploratory boreholes as part of the ground investigation.

This work will allow detailed designs of the new road to be developed ready for extensive public consultation before being submitted for planning approval.

The process will require a public enquiry as this is a major scheme within a National Park.

The exhibition at Victoria Hall opens at 1 pm on September 25.