A PLAN to turn part of a former Milford Haven school into a granny annexe has failed.

An application by Andrew Davies to convert the former kitchen and toilet block at the Old Boys School at 18 Upper Hill Street, Hakin, was refused by Pembrokeshire County Council earlier this year.

Mr Davies appealed the decision, but that too has now been turned down.

The hearing was told that planning permission for the conversion of the site to three dwelling houses had been granted in 2005 but only one - known as unit 2 - was complete and occupied.

At that time permission had also been given for the demolition of the former kitchen and toilet block at the rear of another unit to make room for parking and amenity space.

Mr Davies now sought to retain the block and convert it into a granny annexe comprising a living area with open plan kitchenette, a shower room and a further WC.

In refusing the appeal, planning inspector Janine Townsley said there would be a significant reduction of the space the three dwellings had been allocated under the 2005 permission.

She said the retention of the building would result in an inappropriate concentration of built development within the site, representing poor design.