TENBY's Conservation Area could be extended if National Park proposals go ahead.

The core of the resort is one of 14 areas in Pembrokeshire which are subject to extra planning controls because of their historic and architectural importance.

The Tenby Conservation Area, within the north and south seafronts, has been in existence since 1971, but is now in need of review to include the later Victorian expansion of the town.

A public meeting is now being held in Tenby next Tuesday on the proposals by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA).

Representatives from Tenby Town Council and Tenby Civic Society have previously met the authority's conservation officer, Rob Scourfield, to discuss the boundary extension.

This could include the areas of South Parade/Jones Terrace; Deer Park/Rocky Park/Greenhill Avenue/White Lion Street/library/post office; Harries Street/Church Park/Queens Parade/Silent Battery; St John's Hill/The Green; Heywood Lane and the cemetery.

Southcliffe and the area bounded by the Esplanade, Rectory Field, Trafalgar Road and St Florence Parade were also discussed, along with part of Warren Street and Clareston Road.

Mr Scourfield recently told the town council in a letter: "It is considered that the existing boundary of the Tenby Conservation Area is in need of review and that the later Victorian expansion of the town is not well represented, including much of the terraced housing, the two chapels - and the cemetery area, which is a fine backdrop to the town."

The Tenby Conservation Area is one of the 14 in Pembrokeshire, which the PCNPA describe as "unique little pockets of heritage, old and new, which are considered significant enough to protect and enhance.

"They are places of historic and architectural importance that support communities, culture and tourism."

The Tenby meeting takes place at the Augustus Place Community Centre between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Tuesday January 15.

The deadline for the consultations is January 25, and comments can be made to the PCNPA via dc@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk