AN agreement is in place to sell the former tax office building on Haverfordwest’s Cherry Grove, however removal of a parking order is still to be agreed for the site to be taken off PCC’s books.

Pembrokeshire County Council confirmed an agreement was in place to sell Cherry Grove without giving details of who bought the site or the sale price.

A statement from the council read: “We can confirm that terms have been agreed with a potential purchaser.

“We are unable to disclose the details of the party or the figure at this stage.”

The former tax office building was purchased by the council back in 2011 with purchase costs muted of over £600,000.

Back in 2017, councillors referred to Cherry Grove as a ‘white elephant’ with purchase and maintenance costs topping £3m. Coupled with that, demolition costs were quoted as £400,000.

At the time, Cllr Vivien Stoddart, representative of Milford Hubberston, described Cherry Grove as, ‘the folly on the hill’.

Councillor Bob Kilmister, Cabinet member for finance, who previously described the purchase as ‘a huge corporate error’, said a parking order still needs to be removed before the sale can be completed.

Cllr Kilmister said: “We have an agreement in place but it cannot be completed until a car park order has been removed.

“This is affecting three properties we are selling; Dew Street, Cherry Grove and the Ocean Lab in Goodwick.”

There is currently on-going debate over a parking order for the old county library site at Dew Street which is close to being sold.

PCC originally told residents the parking site would close however, after local residents campaigned against this under the Facebook group Dew Street Campaign, the council said they would review removing the parking order.

Cllr Kilmister continued: “A report is scheduled to go to Cabinet on November 29.

“We cannot disclose the purchaser and the price until completion which we hope will be in December.

“The price was set by the District Valuer on the basis that it is used for community use.

“We are sorry that we cannot disclose more information."