Proposed development at: Lawrenny Home Farm, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire
Pre-planning Consultation Commencing - Launch date: 16th March 2017 
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NB Consultation now closed

The proposed organic farm relocation and mixed-use development in Lawrenny Village has been under development since early 2006 when the initial allocation was brought forward via a design competition, with entrants from across Europe. Emmett Russell Architects, the competition winners, were subsequently appointed to develop the initial site concept plans for the proposed residential allocation.

In 2015, the scheme was revived following market improvements, at which point Atriarc Planning was engaged to bring forward the farm and mixed-use residential development project(s) in conjunction with with Emmett Russell Architects.

An initial public consultation was held in July/ August 2016 to allow local residents, community groups, the Local Planning Authority (LPA), Statutory Consultees and interested parties the opportunity to review the preliminary plans and input in to the proposed schemes. NB Former webpages and plans are now archived at http://www.atriarcgroup.com/clients/lawrennyarchive16

Following the preliminary consultation a number of changes have been implemented to enhance both projects. In recent months, technical documents and plans relating to the proposed farm relocation and mixed-use housing development have been finalised in preparation for this formal pre-planning consultation. The requirements for a pre-planning consultation are laid out within the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 (PUBLICITY AND CONSULTATION BEFORE APPLYING FOR PLANNING PERMISSION NOTICE UNDER ARTICLES 2C AND 2D).

In accordance with the above statute, the following information forms part of the formal site notices to be erected on site. NB For the full site notice, please see the site notices available for download via the below dropbox folder links.

Site Publicity and Consultation (before applying for planning permission notice): under articles 2C and 2D the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012, as amended by the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2016 (“the 2016 Order”), on behalf of the Lort-Phillips estate/ Lawrenny Properties Ltd (to be served on owners and/ or occupiers of adjoining land and community consultees; and displayed by the site notice on or near the location of the proposed development).

Purpose of this notice/ consultation: this notice provides the opportunity to comment directly to the developer on a proposed development(s) prior to the submission of a planning application to the Local Planning Authority (LPA). Any subsequent planning application(s) will be published by the relevant LPA; any comments provided in response to this notice will not prejudice your ability to make representations to the LPA on any related planning application(s). You should note that any comments submitted may be placed on the public file.

Notice: I give notice that, the Lort-Phillips estate/ Lawrenny Properties Ltd, is intending to apply for planning permission to demolish the existing farm buildings and relocate the organic dairy farm from Lawrenny village to lands adjacent to Broad Lane, Lawrenny. It is also proposed to apply for planning permission to construct; 33 residential dwellings; 7 office units; a biomass district heating system and associated infrastructure upgrades, on the former farm site within the existing village.

For ease of reference consultation files are split between the proposed mixed-use residential site and proposed organic dairy site.

Farm relocation

The current dairy farm is an organic farm unit partly located on the proposed mixed-use residential site. Part of the existing farm is also located to the north-west of the proposed residential development site. The farm buildings located on the residential site are currently utilised but with changing methods of production the buildings are not best suited to modern farming methods (or for access for equipment). Due to the size and age of the buildings and infrastructure in situ; the redevelopment of the farm brings with it ecological and amenity benefits, relocating the farm and farm traffic, from the village to lands to the north-east of the village.

The proposed scheme will see the existing farm relocated from the village to land adjacent to Broad Lane. The proposed development includes one new dairy unit, a young-stock building, a new slurry store, a cattle underpass (leading under Broad Lane) and associated drainage and infrastructure upgrades. A copy of the pre-planning consultation plans can be viewed via Proposed Organic Dairy Plans

Mixed-use residential scheme


The current scheme has been developed taking into account the site opportunities and constraints as well as key design features in the village. The current scheme proposes 33 residential units, consisting of a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. The site also includes 7 rural offices to encourage sustainable place making - creating a live-work community - along with a biomass storage and infrastructure building, (located to the north-west of the site).

The proposed biomass system provides a unique sustainable heating facility for the proposed dwellings. The Biomass building is sited for practicality reasons whilst also balancing visual impact and servicing requirements. It is currently envisaged that the estate will seek to actively manage the forested lands under ownership, to provide timber to supply the system in the medium to long term.


As a unique village located within the National Park, design parameters are seen to be key to ensuring the new development can be successfully integrated with the village. The design ensures that the highways do not dominate the site and a village pedestrian environment (with a focal square) can allow the new dwellings to successfully engage with the existing community. Further upgrades are also proposed, for example, upgrading foul and drainage infrastructure, bringing fibre optic broadband to the village and replacing existing transformers.

A copy of all current plans is available to download via dropbox via

You may also inspect copies of; the proposed application(s); the plans; and other supporting documents at;
  • Tenby Library, Greenhill Avenue, Tenby, SA70 7LB (open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm or 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday). Computer facilities are available at Tenby Library. The library also holds a hard copy for viewing;
  • Lawrenny Village Shop, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire (Monday to Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm and Monday 2pm – 4:30pm), and;
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offices, Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6DY (Monday – Friday 9am-4:30pm)
Plans can also be viewed on the 24th of March 2017 from 3pm to 6pm at Lawrenny Village shop. Wayne Reynolds from Atriarc Planning, will be in attendance to go through the proposals and answer any queries local residents or interested parties may have.

Plans will be made available for public inspection for a minimum period of 28 days. Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed development must write to the agent, Wayne Reynolds on wayne@atriarcgroup.com or address correspondence to Atriarc Planning, Llwyntreharne, Llangynin, St. Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4LA.

Consultation responses received after the 14th April 2017 may not be considered as part of the formal planning submission. The developer does however reserve the right to extend this consultation period (if required)

Signed:                                          Wayne Reynolds
Consultation Advertisement Date:    16/03/17