PEMBROKE COTTAGE OBTAINS PLANNING PERMISSION AFTER SIX YEARS
PDL and our Client are delighted to have secured Planning Permission to restore an old building near the historic town wall, located on The Commons, Pembroke.
Despite previously obtaining a Listed Building Consent in 2017 and having full support from all consultees, a Planning Consent was refused due to flood risk issues.
Years of effort by PDL and our Client in attempting to explain the importance of this restoration project, which will improve Pembroke’s historical heritage, continued to be ignored, with flood risk being the one and only reason not to grant permission.
PDL’s continued efforts, along with the Client and Town Council support, finally paid off, when the same proposal as submitted in 2017, was granted unanimous approval by a full Planning Committee earlier this month.
As was the case in 2017, the restoration project includes all the normal mitigation measures against flood risk, including fail safe escape routes in the event of a serious flood, which incidentally, has never occurred along that stretch of The Commons.
Works will commence shortly.