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NAEG asks the Welsh Senedd to direct Pembrokeshire Coast National Park not to adopt the Local Development (Replacement) Plan

September 14, 2020   View     Author: Naomi

NAEG has written to Senedd Members (SMs) asking that they use powers under Regulation 28 of the Town and Country Planning Act Local Development Plan (Wales) Regulations.

A sample letter and attachments which were enclosed with it can be found below:


New Website

July 27, 2020   View     Author: Brendan

Our website has been updated, and is now based on Wordpress. This should make it easier for group members to update the website content.

There may still be a few things not fully working, so if you have any issues or suggestions please write to the website administrator:

Consultation on Local Development Plan

February 15, 2020   View     Author: Brendan

NAEG has been participating in the process of consultation on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Replacement Local Development Plan (PCNPA LDP2).  To read NAEG's submissions..


NAEG submission about the PCNPA Local Development Plan

June 26, 2019   View     Author: Brendan

Anyone who would like to see NAEG's submission to the Examination for the PCNPA Local Development Plan, can go to the Examination website

All the documents that NAEG has submitted can be found under Matter 1 - Opening; Plan Preparation and Plan Strategy

NAEG's main contribution will be under Agenda Item 7d) Is Policy 3 clear and does it provide an appropriate framework for managing development in Newport? (Policy 3 is the Strategy Policy for Newport)

Referendum – residents asked for view on new homes

June 12, 2019   View     Author: admin

The examination by a Government Planning Inspector of the National Park's Local Development (Replacement) Plan is taking place now.

Newport Area Environment Group will be attending hearing sessions with the proposal that the occupancy of all new housing given planning permission should be restricted to those who will make it their principal or main place of residence alone. 

A referendum is being conducted amongst all Newport residents to determine the level of support.

You can see the Press Release and the letter and ballot form by clicking the following links:

Dog Control Activities by Pembrokeshire County Council are being cut

March 2, 2018   View     Author: Brendan

Dog Control activities by Pembrokeshire County Council are being cut substantially in 2018; there will be increasing problems for us all; please see this letter on sustainable dog control and also this report on dog services for 2018


Plastic Free Newport.

February 11, 2018   View     Author: Brendan

There's a great new initiative underway for a "Plastic Free Newport" This uses a Facebook group here:  Have a look, and please consider joining and supporting this group.

NPA Replacement LDP (draft) Preferred Strategy Stage (May 2017)

May 18, 2017   View     Author: Robbie

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's

Replacement Local Development Plan

(Draft) Preferred Strategy Stage (May 2017)

Candidate Site Assessments for Newport and the Surrounding Area

see now Map at this location

Newport Candidates Sites Map

At last – action on Dark Skies by PCNPA

October 23, 2015   View     Author: Brendan

Stung into action (perhaps) by the Brecon Beacons National Park having become a Dark Skies Reserve, the PCNPA (Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority) has finally taken action to capitalise on the excellent dark skies in some parts of the park. (more…)

Wonderful Partial Eclipse seen in Newport

March 26, 2015   View     Author: Brendan

On Friday 20th March, 2015, a 90% partial solar eclipse was seen from Newport, with clear, albeit slightly misty skies. It made a wonderful sight, reaching a maximum at about 09:26. (more…)

Newport has one of the Darkest Skies in UK – official!

June 18, 2010   View     Author: Brendan

If you like stargazing, as I do, you may have noticed just how clear the view of the Milky Way is when viewed from Newport.


Newport Area Environment on Google Earth

April 24, 2010   View     Author: Robbie

We are working on creating a metadata mega file, including detailed environmentally based information on the town and the surrounding area, which will be viewable as an overlay on Google Earth.