PLANS for 81 new homes in Steynton have been submitted to Pembrokeshire County Council.

The application, by Neyland-based L Greggain Co Ltd, seeks permission for a mixed development of two, three, and four-bedroom homes on land at Beaconing Field, Neyland Road, Milford Haven.

A children's play area is also included in the plans.

The site, which is currently used as agricultural grazing land, was previously approved for a larger development, following a 2004 application.

Five objections to the application have been received to date, including concerns about the location of a sewage pumping station, privacy and security of neighbouring homes, and an access road labelled ‘future access’ leading to potential further development.

It is also claimed that badger setts and fox dens may have been disturbed during earlier works.

A report for planners by agent Geraint John Planning states: “The site is located within the settlement boundary of Steynton, within the Hub Town of Milford Haven and is sustainably located near to the services and facilities provided in the local area.

“It is considered that the scheme will provide much-needed housing within Pembrokeshire.”

It adds: “The proposals incorporate 81 dwellings providing a mix of unit types which will cater for a range of households. The proposed development would have an acceptable impact on the surrounding sewer network; and it is considered that the site is suitable and available for development with the applicant able to develop the site in a timely manner.

“Having regard to the above material considerations, it is considered that the proposed development is fundamentally sound in principle and represents an appropriate scheme, which makes effective use of a sustainable, allocated site. This, coupled with the lack of any technical constraints, provides considerable support for the scheme proposals.”