The Friends will, if it thinks appropriate, respond to consultation documents from any body or Planning Authority on issues that could impinge upon the policy of the National Park. Whilst we generally do not interfere with individual planning applications, if considered to have a wider impact on policy affecting the National Park as a whole, we may also consider lodging an objection. The Friends’ responses are below, in date order of response with the latest at the top.

Friends Submit Letter of Objection to Closure of TIC’s

Chairman of the Friends submits a letter of objection to the closure of two TIC’s run by the National Park Authority. To see a full copy of the letter please click here.

3 September 2016 -Friends write to the new Cabinet Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Affairs re Extending the National Park Boundary out to sea.

On the 3rd September the Chairman wrote to Lesley Griffiths A.M. urging her to consider extending the boundary of the National Park seawards.

To see the full text of the letter, click here.

Good News for the Friends and for the National Park – Appeal for 5 turbines at Rhoscrowther turned down.

Some good news on the planning front. The application for 5 turbines at Rhoscrowther (which the Friends objected to) has been turned down following the public inquiry. The impact on the NP was crucial even though it was not actually in the Park. For information, a copy of the decision letter can be seen here.

Friends Submit a letter of Support for Visit Pembrokeshire

Following a presentation and request of a letter of support from the Executive of the Friends by representatives of the tourism industry in Pembrokeshire, a letter of support for Visit Pembrokeshire was agreed. To see the contents of this letter which also contained some suggestions with regard to the relationship of the new organisation with the environment, please click here.