A popular West Wales resort is to expand after getting unanimous support from planners.

There was unanimous support for the Pembrokeshire County Council part of Bluestone’s plan for its phase four development.

An application for 80 new lodges at Bluestone National Park Resort near Narberth in Pembrokeshire was given full backing by council committee on yesterday, with a separate application relating to land within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park due to be heard later today.

The application is for the partial development of holiday lodges and guest car parking, enhancements to the existing access road and associated infrastructure including circulation road, landscaping, drainage infrastructure, retaining walls and earth bunding.

There are currently 334 lodges, studios and cottages sleeping two to 14 people at the resort, along with a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, a mini supermarket, a spa, an adventure centre and the ‘Blue Lagoon’ waterpark and Serendome.

The proposed development site is to the south west corner of the resort and “is located between two large scale developments and is an infill development on operational land”, a planning report states.

The 80 new lodges will be “of a higher quality” with an eco-focus reducing carbon and energy usage, along with a welcome lodge, buggy park shelter and new car park.

It will offer an additional 80 new accommodation lodges, created around “small hubs of interest” welcome lodge, buggy park shelter structure and new car park.

A pre-application consultation was held last year, when Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority also approved a change of use application for Blackpool Mill to be turned into the restaurant, with a cafe and exhibition space in the adjacent former cottage and forge building.