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The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.


Timber Heat Treatment

Pembrokeshire Timber, a partnership of Coed Cymru, Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park will use SDF funding for a new process of heat treating timber. The heat treatment process, which involves treating the timber for 24 hours at 200 degrees C, effectively creates a new product from timber which is not currently being managed and which could reduce the demand for imported tropical hardwoods. It is a process being developed through Coed Cymru’s research and development work to develop the timber market and encourage the management of native woodlands. The heat treatment process is aimed at the management of woodland currently not managed but that could be brought into active management, and then adding value to the product produced. The funding will be used to purchase a heat treatment plant, a second kiln, a storage shed and IT equipment.

Project Total Cost: £154,200.00

Grant Awarded: £53,000.00