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THE enlargement of a caravan site at Kilgetty has been approved but concerns about road safety remain.

Ryelands Holiday Park’s application to enlarge the area where pitches will be based was approved by planning committee on Tuesday, May 21.

The park site would include 78 touring caravan pitches and in the extended area, in an adjoining field to the east, the pitches would be separated by earth banks and enhanced with planting.

This, said planning agent Andrew Vaughan-Harries, was part of the park’s plan to allow those that “don’t want the hassle of moving” to stay on site in the longer term.

Planning policy allows for the upgrading of touring sites to static sites, the committee was told.

It would allow a “lower density” of caravans to be spread out without increasing the number of pitches.

However, near neighbour Byron Mansell raised significant concerns about road safety, saying he was “frightened” to allow his four grandchildren to play in the yard as cars pulled in so often to allow others to pass.

Part of Rylands Lane had been widened and a footpath added but not as far as his property, with his entrance the only suitable passing place.

“The lane, and our part of it , is not suited to this amount of traffic,” said Mr Mansell.

He also said the 78 pitches was an increase from 58.

Local member Cllr David Pugh wrote to the planning committee to say although he was not against the development, “my concern is access to the site along a short stretch of very narrow lane notorious for minor accidents and near misses.”

The approved plan also includes a play park and two play areas, as well as a wooden clad meet and greet building.

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