Comments on proposal for new house above Aberbach, Dinas Cross

FPCNP have commented on a planning application to demolish and rebuild Pont y Meddyg above Aberbach, near Dinas Cross. You can read the letter here.

6 – 8 April 2018: Visit to Portsmouth and Bucklers Hard

A weekend event to explore the connections between the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and Pembrokeshire, during the Visit Wales ‘Year of the Sea’.

We will visit the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and see, close up, the Royal Navy (RN) of yesterday and today in surrounds strikingly similar to Pembroke Dock: and we will gain a wonderful insight into the building of wooden warships at Bucklers Hard just as it was in the early days at Milford. In addition to these visits you will be able to hear a presentation on the history of the RN at Milford and Pembroke Dock and another on the RN today. You will also receive a presentation from the Friends of the New Forest on the issues and challenges they face today.

Friends will need to make their own transport and accommodation arrangements, but car sharing is encouraged.

Full details here, book by 15th March.

Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)


Tuesday 27th March 2018: Visit to Milford Haven Port Authority

Details: A visit to Milford Haven Port Authority for presentations on the operations of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and a detailed account of piloting and berthing the huge LNG carriers in Milford Haven. This will be given by two Senior Pilots, John Pearn (a member of the Friends), and Mark Johnson. References will be made to the Simulator Training Unit recently commissioned by the MHPA.
After a lunch break, we will meet at the Marina for a walk around the facility, and view the new locking arrangements.

Timing and Meeting Point:

Morning: Report to Reception in the MHPA Building, Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven SA73 3EP by 09:45 for a 10am start. Parking available in the car park at Gorsewood Drive. The presentations will take approximately two hours followed by a break for lunch. Many facilities are available at Milford Marina to make your own arrangements.

Afternoon: Meet 13:45 at the Milford Marina, in the car park on the sea front, near to the Pier Head dock entrance. It is anticipated the event will finish before 1530hrs.

Members can attend either or both events.

Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646 600225). No prior booking required.

St Davids – Glasfryn Road and Premier Inn

4th January 2018: FPCNP have responded to the Pre-application Consultation for land to the west of Glasfryn Rd, St Davids. The proposed use includes new housing and a Premier Inn. You can see the proposal at the external website

Read the FPCNP response here.

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