EIGHTY-ONE new homes will be built in Steynton after an application to Pembrokeshire County Council was given the green light.

A mix of two, three and four bed homes are set to be developed on land at Beaconing Field, off Neyland Road, along with associated access, parking, open space and ancillary works.

There will be two access roads to the development, which will include both bungalows and two-storey houses, from Neyland Road.

The plan is for 15 three bedroom, detached bungalows, 17 two bedroom detached and semi-detached bungalows, seven two bedroom semi-detached houses, 28 three bedroom semi-detached/terrace houses, ten four bedroom detached houses and for two bedroom terraced houses.

The site is allocated for development in the Local Development Plan and is within the settlement boundary for Milford Haven a planning report to Tuesday’s (October 2) committee states.

The applicant L. Greggain & Co Ltd has a waiting list at its other Steynton site at Myrtle Meadows, “hence the need to develop this site”, planning agent Geraint John said.

Local member Stan Hudson raised concerns about adequate removal of foul water and sewerage, as well as suggesting making catching a bus more accessible from the site.

He also called for a reduction in the speed limit on the Neyland Road.

The report adds that there were “shortcomings in the ecology work” with bats roosting nearby and further work was required. This was completed and the council ecologist was satisfied with the conditions imposed on the plan.

It is possible that the Health and Safety Executive could call-in the decision to approve over concerns about a gas pipeline but it was agreed that discussions be held with the body and interim head of planning to resolve matters.

Councillors voted in favour of delegating power to the interim head of planning to approve the plan following these discussions and the drawing up of a legal agreement, Section 106 agreement.

However, the scheme was not currently deemed “viable enough” to provide excess profit and therefore the developer could not be made to provide affordable housing, education contributions or off-site infrastructure, David Popplewell, told the committee.

This would be reviewed in the future.