800 Homes, Sainsbury’s and Re-Development Plan for West Wales Town
Developers have submitted plans to build more than 800 homes and a new Sainsbury’s superstore near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. Investment company Conygar says the 93-acre housing site and 60,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s development will turn Haverfordwest into a regional shopping destination. The company, which first announced its intentions 12 months ago, has now submitted official plans to create 835 residential properties, a Sainsbury’s retail food store with car park and filling station. The application also includes land for a school and public open space.
A further application has been submitted for the re-development of Haverfordwest’s Ebenezer Row riverside area near to the town centre and main development. This mixed-use development would see offices and residential units above a row of new shops and create 74,000 sq ft of retail, office and residential space.
Robert Ware, Chief Executive of Conygar said “This is further evidence of Conygar’s confidence in Pembrokeshire as an excellent place to live and work. We believe these schemes will rejuvenate the town centre and its attractions as a regional shopping centre. We believe our proposals will bring an excellent new store providing the public with quality and choice close to the town centre and the innovative Ebenezer Row scheme will provide a strong link to the existing shopping streets. It will also provide the most modern retail units to attract top quality retailers back to the town.”
Pembrokeshire Council Leader Jamie Adams welcomed the proposed development as a “rare and valuable” opportunity. Mr Adams added “In these straitened times, this major development proposal provides a very rare and valuable opportunity for both Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest in particular. There is also the possibility for a high number of full-time and part-time jobs over a number of years when factoring in the construction side of the project.”