LLANTEG service station is to be totally revamped and will include a new shop and sales building, as well as “long overdue” road improvements.

Eurogarage’s application to demolish the existing service station and adjacent bungalow on the A477 was approved by Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee.

The company intends to replace it with a new petrol filling station, the erection of a new building to accommodate retail and food/drink use with a second building built for the relocation of an existing garage business.

A one way system with one way in and out will be put in place and  a right-turn lane will be added to the road as well as a “long overdue” pedestrian crossing.

Cllr Brian Hall said at Tuesday’s meeting (January 15) that “the thing that really matters is that there’s a pedestrian crossing, that’s long overdue” as he also welcomed the turning lane.

Other work include replacing the existing underground storage tanks, a package treatment plant for foul drainage and the erection of a bat house at the rear of the site.

A condition on the permission is that the existing garage is not demolished until the new one is built, along with a scheme for managing pollution risks to groundwater developed and a landscaping plan.

Agent for the applicant Alistair Flatman said the investment in the site was to “deliver a modern roadway facility,” as well as 16 jobs and highway improvements.