The Applicants are seeking planning permission for 70 new homes, including 38 affordable and 32 shared-ownership and open-market sale properties, and a 63-bedroom Premier Inn hotel on the allocated development site. The proposed masterplan is below.
The masterplan has not changed significantly to what was proposed in May 2017. There are a number of reasons for this:
A portion of the properties for sale will be shared homes. The ‘for sale’ properties will also contribute indirectly to providing affordable homes as the surplus from the sale of these properties will be covenanted to Pembrokeshire Housing Association to fund affordable homes elsewhere.
All of the homes proposed on the site will therefore contribute directly and indirectly to providing affordable homes.
The Joint Applicants have sought the input of Planning Officers at the National Park Authority and the Design Commission for Wales on the layout and design of the proposed development.
The intention is to create a development that is well-designed and suitable for its context. The two/two and a half storey hotel building will not be materially different in scale and form to a housing development that would otherwise be proposed on the site.
The Joint Applicants have worked closely with the National Park on the specification of the building materials for both the hotel and new homes as part of the planning process. A signage and lighting strategy for the hotel will be agreed with the National Park before the building opens.
Pembrokeshire Coast Local Development Plan Proposals Map for St Davids.