PLANS to build 39 homes and six commercial units in the south county village of Lawrenny are expected to get the go-ahead from senior national park planners next Wednesday, May 1.

At the March 6 meeting of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park’s development management committee, members considered an application by Mr Lort-Phillips of Lawrenny Developments Ltd for 32 open-market homes, seven affordable homes, six commercial units, and a biomass heater system at Home Farm, Broad Lane.

A report for members at that meeting stated: “The application is a major development and is of public interest, as such, it is requested that members consider a committee site visit to view the site and its surroundings prior to consideration of the planning application at a subsequent committee meeting.”

The application was deferred, pending a site visit later that month, on March 25.

Nearby Martletwy Community Council gave a cautious backing to the application, raising concerns that the development would extend beyond the limits of the village, and sustainability of the development.

Several letters of objection were received, with concerns including the scale of the application being out of character with the area, a lack of community facilities, and claims the development is for the second homes market.

The application will now come before the committee on May 1, with a recommendation the application be delegated to senior officers to grant permission, subject to a string of conditions, including an affordable housing element.