Concerned residents have set up a website in opposition to a controversial Newport building.

The website,, has a home page titled “Bettws Newydd — eyesore on the Parrog” and calls for people to sign an online petition against the construction, which will be presented to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, which is dealing with the planning application.

The website shows images of the new house and the bungalow it replaced.

Many local people are angry about the visual impact of the structure, and say a building of this size should not have been allowed on the site.

The petition states: “We the undersigned find that the new dwelling, Bettws Newydd, already constructed at Newport Parrog, is visually much more intrusive than the previous dwelling and is a blot on such a special landscape.

“We therefore request that the national park refuses retrospective consent and gives serious consideration to revoking the 2006 planning consent, requiring instead, a replacement development which complies with development plan policies.”

The website adds: “It is difficult to see how anyone could argue that the new building is comparable with the one that has been replaced.”

The original plans were granted approval in 2006, and a retrospective application was later made to vary conditions.

The application was withdrawn from December’s planning committee agenda for legal advice, and the applicant has now been told to make a fresh submission.

The application is likely to be considered on March 18th.