Published: 8th May 2019

Photo supplied by Lawrenny Estate A recent report highlighted the lack of affordable housing as a key barrier to economic growth in rural areas, but a new £10m development in Pembrokeshire could provide the answer to the rural housing crisis. The mixed-use development was recently granted planning permission by national park planners and will see up to 39 new homes, including seven affordable properties, a traffic-free village square and workshops built in the village of Lawrenny. The development will also see the construction of a biomass district heating system as well as improvements to existing village infrastructure. New Start spoke to Lawrenny Estate director Adrian Lort-Phillips about the new development and the need to ensure the long-term sustainability of rural communities. You were recently granted planning permission to build 39 new homes on the Lawrenny Estate in rural Pembrokeshire. How important is it to ensure we … (To read the full article, subscribe below)