PLANS for a £7m housing development and farm relocation in Lawrenny go on show to the public this week.

The Lawrenny Home Farm project will see 33 new homes and up to seven live-work offices built in the National Park village.

This mixed-use residential development was part of a Royal Institute of British Architects competition to find a design in keeping with the village.

The plan to modernise and expand Lawrenny was conceived by farmer David Lort-Phillips and presented to the local authority in 1970, when there were only 12 habitable cottages in the village.

Said David: “Building homes in our communities that serve the needs of 21st-century families brings huge value into the local area and to Pembrokeshire as a whole.

“Not only do local trades and services benefit from the investment, but the local community can also draw back sons and daughters to raise their families here.”

Now there are 35 homes and more than 20 businesses based in the community.

The proposed homes and offices, to be heated by woodchips, will almost double the size of the village.

Home Farm, an organic dairy business that has been based in the middle of the village for 60 years, will be moved to a new purpose-built site outside the village adjacent to Broad Lane.

The consultation exercise, which starts tomorrow (Thursday), will give locals an opportunity to review the latest designs.

Following initial feedback, a new road access leading to the residential site along an existing farm track has been proposed, to reduce traffic impact.

Plans for the proposed mixed-use residential scheme and organic dairy can be viewed at Copies are available in Lawrenny Village shop, Tenby Library and at the Planning Offices of the National Park Authority (Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock).

Wayne Reynolds, from Atriarc Planning, will be at Lawrenny village shop on Friday, March 24, from 3pm to 6pm to go through the proposals and answer any queries from members of the public.