South West Wales

Tenby fire hotel replacement approved

Royal Gatehouse Hotel after the fire
Image caption The hotel was demolished after the fire in March 2008

Plans for a major redevelopment in the centre of Tenby including the site of a hotel demolished after a fire have been approved.

They include apartments, a hotel, commercial units and a new cinema.

Part of the site is where the Royal Gatehouse Hotel stood before it was gutted by a blaze in 2008.

The designs have been amended after a previous application to the Pembrokeshire Coast Park Authority was refused last year.

Authority members were told there had been extensive discussions between officers and the developer to address any issues.

As well as the Royal Gatehouse, the re-development covers adjacent properties including the former Delphi and the Royal Lion hotels and Playhouse cinema which closed at Christmas.

It will see 62 apartments, a 68 bed hotel, 15 annexed hotel suites, 10 commercial units, a cinema, a car park and a new public area fronting White Lion Street.

There will be some road alterations.

A park authority spokesman said: "Approval is subject to completion of legal agreements in relation to affordable housing, payments to infrastructure and design amendments."

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