A MAJOR development continues in Haverfordwest, bringing another 91 homes to the town.

Persimmon Homes West Wales is currently working on phase two of a development at its site in Merlins Lane, off Scarrowscant Lane.

Work on the first phase started in mid-2020 and has almost been completed.

Persimmon said it is now pushing forward with the second phase of work on adjacent land, which will take the total number of properties to 170.

Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be progressing with this second phase of Merlins Lane.

“It has been a hugely successful site for us and we know there is going to be strong demand in these new homes.

“Haverfordwest is an area where there is a real need for good quality, affordable homes and we’re pleased to be able to help people find their perfect home in the popular town.”

Persimmon is building homes on sites in the town after being given approval by Pembrokeshire County Council back in July 2019.

Originally PCC’s planning committee approved a 181-home development on Scarrowscant Lane to be built by Persimmon Homes.

Though the plans were passed by a majority vote, local ward councillors on the planning committee raised concerns about increased traffic in the area and the safety of local school children.

At the time county councillor for Haverfordwest’s Priory ward, David Bryan, said: “The concerns I have myself and the concerns raised by the residents that have contacted me revolve around the increase in road traffic that will result from such a large development.”

Persimmon released a recent statement saying West Wales has been phenomenally popular with house hunters, particularly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The pandemic really changed the market in many ways,” continued Sharon. “It forced people to reassess their lives and what their homes mean to them.

“Many people also now have the luxury of not having to travel to the office so much and can afford to live that little bit further away from their place of work.

“All of this means places like Haverfordwest have seen huge demand – and that isn’t dying down.”