A Pembrokeshire deer farm is opening its doors to the public today, Monday November 8, as it unveils plans for a new tourist attraction.

The 176-acre Great Wedlock Farm at Gumfreston, near Tenby, currently has more than 140 red and fallow deer and thanks to the success of its breeding programme, could have up to 200 by Christmas.

The proposed development is seeking a change of use of buildings to create a new deer attraction park, an educational and events building and a large animal and marine veterinary practice.

Today’s consultation event takes place between 2 pm and 6 pm where copies of the plans will be available for review.

Owner Mr Evans said: “To run alongside the current farm, we would like to offer a new attraction for visitors holidaying in Pembrokeshire, with a greater emphasis on wildlife, connecting guests with nature and the rural landscape.

“Visitors will be provided with an opportunity to create a connection with the rural landscape, interact with animals as well as provide guests an understanding of current deer farm (and general farming) practices.”

Copies of the proposed plans are available for inspection at Pembrokeshire County Council Planning Office, County Hall, Haverfordwest and Tenby Library, Greenhill Avenue, Tenby.