Public invited to have their say on future of Newgale area

Newgale

Public invited to have their say on future of Newgale area

Public invited to have their say on future of Newgale area

 

More drop-in sessions are to be held in Newgale to discuss the future of the village. 

Last month, local people were asked to come and give their opinions on potential new road options for the A487. Now, Pembrokeshire County Council is asking members of the public to come and give their views on an adaption masterplan for the wider Newgale area.

The masterplan aims to look to the long term and ensure the sustainability of the village itself, in light of the increasing vulnerability of the shingle bank and the need to reconfigure the road.

The drop-in sessions will be held at the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Thursday 9th March between 2pm and 7pm, and Friday 10th March, from 11am to 7pm.

Cllr Rob Lewis, Cabinet Member for Transportation, explained that the need to look at the area as a whole had become more critical in recent years.

“It has become evident that maintaining the A487, the road running along the frontage behind the shingle bank, is becoming more difficult and in the future, the risk to properties within the valley will increase,” he said.  

“Rather than merely reacting to such change, Pembrokeshire County Council is working with the community and other stakeholders to take a more planned approach, using the need to reposition the road as a catalyst for positive planning constructive change. 

“The masterplan aims to encourage and empower individuals and groups to lead the adaptation process and take decisions on what should be done and when, providing a structure and framework.” 

A number of open information sessions have already taken place along the process to raise the awareness among the local community and take their comments on board.

The sessions are being facilitated by the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) and will give people the opportunity to view a new exhibition of the adaption masterplan, comment on the exhibition, and meet the engineers and planners.

Anyone unable to attend can also access all the information and comment online on Pembrokeshire County Council’s website from 9th March at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay or obtain further information from the County Council’s Contact Centre on 01437 764551.