Some areas of Pembrokeshire have a lot of caravan sites and some areas have none - “We’re conducting this petition to get PCC to stop allowing any new caravan sites in the six areas their own report says are already full to capacity,” says County Councillor for Amroth and Saundersfoot North Cllr Alec Cormack.
The petition launched by Cllr Cormack asks PCC to stop ignoring their 2019 report showing where there is capacity for new caravan sites in the county and where there is not.The report was paid for by PCC using public money. It lists six areas in South Pembrokeshire which are already at capacity: Pleasant Valley, Summerhill and surrounding areas, around Narberth, New Hedges, around Broadmoor and Penally.
The Council says they will consider this evidence in the future, but only after the new Local Development Plan becomes live - probably in a couple of years. In the meantime they will just ignore it.
Cllr Cormack says: “The Council apparently is going to act as if the report, and its evidence, doesn’t exist for the next two years. This is illogical and just plain wrong. The report has been in the public domain, on the PCC website for years for everyone to read. My petition asks them to just consider its evidence now!”
If the petition gets to 1000 signatures by October 1st there will be a debate in full council on October 12th.
In 2019 PCC commissioned a study by independent experts, White Associates, to look at the whole of Pembrokeshire in detail in order to figure out where we could have new caravan sites and which areas were already full to capacity. They used aerial photography of the whole county to identify where there was capacity for new caravan sites. The full report is available on PCC’s website (part1, part2).
The report identified that there were already areas of South Pembrokeshire that were at capacity, including Pleasant Valley, Summerhill and surrounding areas close to the coast and National Park, and around Narberth as well as New Hedges and the area around Broadmoor and Penally.More information is available at https://aleccormack.wales. If you have any questions, or would like to help us with the petition then email [email protected]