Extracts from Pembrokeshire Joint Unitary Development Plan (JUDP)

We have highlighted key sections of the guidance which should be noted in the context of Bettws Newydd. You can download a copy from here. Policy 56 is on page 69.

Policy 56 is the most relevant and is shown here in full. A number of other policies are also important and extracts are shown.

Joint Unitary Development Plan for Pembrokeshire – Adopted June/July 2006

Policy 56 Replacement Dwellings

Planning permission will only be granted for the replacement of a dwelling if:

i)   the present dwelling has a lawful residential use; and

ii)  the present dwelling is not the result of a temporary permission; and

iii) the new dwelling is sited to preclude retention of the dwelling it is to replace or there is a condition or planning obligation to ensure the demolition of the latter upon completion of the new dwelling; and

iv) the new dwelling is no more visually intrusive than the original dwelling.

5.4.52 Redevelopment or replacement can allow the development of housing accommodation which is better adapted to meeting present and future housing needs as long as the quality of the environment is maintained. In some situations the cost of renovation of substandard or derelict properties is prohibitive. Where there is an existing use right applications for replacement dwellings will be considered against the above criteria. The new dwelling should reflect the scale and character of the existing dwelling and relate well to other dwellings in the area and the surrounding landscape. The re-use of materials from the demolished dwelling should be considered where appropriate. As such it is expected that the new dwelling will not be substantially larger than the dwelling to be replaced and should be located on or close to the siting of the original dwelling. The existing dwelling should not be a Listed Building, or a building that enhances the character of an area (Policy 80, Policy 81, and Policy 83).

JUDP policy 76 Design

Development will only be permitted where it is well designed in terms of siting, layout, form, scale, bulk, height, materials, detailing and contextual relationship with existing landscape and townscape characteristics. The effects of layout and/or resource efficiency in building such as orientation, water conservation, adaptability and the use of environmentally sensitive materials will also be important considerations in the evaluation of planning applications.

JUDP policy 67Conservation of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

"Development and land use changes will not be permitted where these would adversely affect the qualities and special character of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park by: i) causing significant visual intrusion; and/or,
ii) being insensitively and unsympathetically sited within the landscape; and/or
iii) introducing or intensifying a use which is incompatible with its location; and/or
iv) failing to harmonise with, or enhance the landform and landscape character of the National Park; and/or
v) losing or failing to incorporate important traditional features."

JUDP policy 68 Development and Landscaping/ Habitat Enhancement

"Development that does not make provision for necessary and appropriate landscaping or habitat creation/enhancement will not be permitted."

JUDP policy 78 Amenity

"Development will only be permitted where it does not have an unacceptable impact on amenity, particularly where:
i) the development is for a use inappropriate for where people live or visit ; and/or
ii) the development is of a scale incompatible with its surroundings; and/or
iii) the development leads to an increase in traffic or noise which has a significant adverse impact; and/or
iv) the development is visually intrusive."

Policy 79 Development in a Conservation Area

Development will only be permitted in Conservation Areas where it preserves or enhances the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. Particular regard will be paid to whether:
i) the scale, form, materials and detailing respect the characteristics of buildings in the area; and
ii) historically significant boundaries or other elements contributing to the established pattern of development in the area are retained; and
iii) important views within, into and out of the area are protected; and
iv) trees and other landscape features contributing to the character or appearance of the area are protected.

The development of land adjoining, or near to, a Conservation Area will only be permitted where it would have the effect of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of that area or its setting, taking into account the foregoing criteria.

Note: Bettwys Newydd borders the Parrog Conservation Area - see map.

See map showing conservation boundary

Map is courtesy Google Images.


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