South West Wales

Haverfordwest new cinema complex given go-ahead by council

Developments plans for Haverfordwest Image copyright Holder Mathias Architects
Image caption National cinema operator Reel has committed to the development

Plans for a five-screen cinema and four restaurants along the River Cleddau in Pembrokeshire have been approved.

Pembrokeshire council's planning committee voted in favour of Fairacre's plans to redevelop the Wilko store on Old Bridge Street in Haverfordwest.

The committee was told the new venue would employ about 80 people.

An application for a similar development at Slade Lane in Haverfordwest was withdrawn by Conygar in June.

Jeannie Pritchard, from Fairacre, said the redevelopment of the town centre site would provide "widespread opportunity for existing retailers" as well as attracting new ones.

Near to the site, work is progressing to transform the Riverside market into a library, gallery and cafe.

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