Bangeston Hall autism centre plans are close to approval

Plans for two new buildings to accommodate young adults with autistic spectrum disorders at Bangeston Hall moved a step closer to being approved last week.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee heard the development was located near to the existing listed care home. The proposal includes two new buildings housing a total of nine bedrooms for autistic adults, which would allow for an increased independence from those who the main care facility.

Although located near the listed building of Bangeston Hall, there is no physical link to the new development apart from a footpath linking the new and existing areas.

Local Member Clive Collins said: “I am fully in favour of the development, but as it is in open countryside and outside the settlement boundary, I would like it to be tied and set that it cannot be sold separately from the original property.”

A Section 106 agreement is to be signed as an addition to the conditions for approval.

As a result, members voted unanimously that the application be delegated to planning officers for approval following the end of a consultation period, which finished on October 5th.

Pembroke Dock county councillor Brian Hall said: “You will hardly see it, the only reason you see Bangeston Hall now is that it is white. I look forward to it being built.”