Residents object to holiday accommodation plans

By Katy Jenkins   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Friday 17th June 2022 6:20 am
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Residents objected to yet more holiday accommodation in their Teifi village but planning permission was granted by councillors.

St Dogmaels resident Gill Wislocka told members of the Pembrokeshire County Council planning committee that she was speaking on behalf of 20 named individuals, who “objected completely to the application.”

At the meeting on 14 June an application for the erection of a boat shed with holiday let accommodation in the loft at a former boat yard to the north east of the village and next to the River Teifi, on the way to Poppit Sands.

Ms Wislocka said that the addition of holiday accommodation instead of a sail loft was a “fundamental change” and there were an excessive amount of holiday accommodation, as well as impacts on an area of scientific special interest.

“One company has 93 holiday let properties already in our area, we don’t need another one,” she added.

There had been 46 letters of representation received raising concerns about the location, design, visual impact, impact on the character of the area, highway safety, habitat and biodiversity impact, light pollution and lack of economic benefit.

St Dogmaels Community Council also objected to the plan and conditions were added to the approval by Dwr Cymru, Natural Resources Wales and the council ecologist.

It was recommended for approval by the planning department.

There was only on vote against the application from Cllr Jordan Ryan, one abstention due to technical difficulties and 12 votes for the proposal.

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