Following advice and guidance from Government and Public Health Wales, our response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation has now been escalated and we are about to enter a very challenging time as a Local Authority.
Although the Council’s priority must be to protect and provide essential services for the most vulnerable in our community, the Development Management Service will endeavour to continue operating as far as is practicably possible. However, to do so requires your assistance.
The Council buildings will close to the public from Monday (23rd March) onwards and only designated key skeleton staff will be in work. We do not have any indication at this moment in time as to when the offices will re-open.
In response, the Development Management Service has drawn up a Business Continuity Plan which we will be implementing from Monday onwards.
During this time, we kindly ask that all new applications and pre-application enquiries are submitted via electronic means only, either via the Planning Portal or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, where the Development Management staff will be able to receive and deal with them remotely. In addition, we also ask that all payments are made via our “Online Payments” section on the website.
Please note that any new applications or pre-application enquiries which are submitted in paper format will be subject to significant delay.
As a Team, we will do our very best to continue with the Service during these uncertain times however should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself David Popplewell (Chief Planning Officer), Ceri Jones (Area Team Leader -North), or Rachel Elliott (Are Team Leader - South)
The County Council has a statutory duty to control the development and use of land and buildings within its boundaries. The County Council's jurisdiction under the Planning Acts does not extend to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, for which the National Park Authority is the local planning authority.
Planning legislation sets out the legal framework for planning decisions and the Development Control section co-ordinates this process. The main objective of the section is to manage the development and use of land in order to help protect the amenity and environment of the County, while promoting high quality, sustainable development.
The Development Control section deals with the processing of all planning applications involving proposals to build on land, alter and extend buildings or change their use, listed building consent, and advertisement consent, plus applications to extract minerals and process and dispose of waste. The County Council deals with about 1600 planning applications each year.
Progress with applications can be monitored by clicking the link below