Coronavirus

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All of Wales has been placed at alert level 4 by the Welsh Government. This means that people must stay at home except for very limited purposes.

As a result the Authority has closed its headquarters until further notice. Please visit the Contact Us section for details on how to contact Authority staff.

Please visit the Welsh Government website for full details of what you need to do at alert level 4.

Exercise should be undertaken locally and should start and finish from your home. If you are exercising in the National Park’s great outdoors, we ask you to tread lightly. Follow the Countryside Code and leave only footprints.

Quick links to information and advice

►What do I need to do

►Car Parks

►Footpath Network

►Virtual Nature

►Development Management (Planning)

►Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

►Contact Us

What do I need to do?

Know the latest guidancecheck the Welsh Government website for the up-to-date advice.

Stay at home

Don’t travel without reasonable excuse

If you are exercising in the National Park please be kind and remember the three ‘R’s:

  • Respect the Land

  • Respect the Community

  • Respect each Other

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Follow the National Park Authority on Twitter and Facebook to be kept up to date of the latest developments in the Park.

Car Parks

Exercise should be undertaken locally – from home or as close as possible to the home. In general this should not involve people driving to a location away from home for this purpose. No journeys of any significant distance should be taken, for example, just in order to exercise in the countryside or at beauty spots.

People with specific health or mobility issues may, however, need to travel from their home in order to be able to exercise.

All National Park Authority-managed car parks are open. For more information visit our parking page.

 

Footpath network

The footpath network is open in line with Welsh Government guidelines. For more information visit our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Walking Guidance section.

 

Tread lightly in the Park

Please ensure you enjoy the outdoors responsibly and follow any on site advice and adhere to the Countryside Code.

 

Connect with nature virtually

You can still connect to the nature of the Park through our social media channels, our website and our online version of Coast to Coast.

Like the National Park on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

Development Management (Planning) Service

The Authority’s Development Management service has continued to operate as far as practicable during the Coronavirus restrictions.

Our website is operating as normal with access to Development Management Committee agendas, papers and minutes as well as normal public access to the detail on planning applications.

As of 1 September 2020 and until further notice we will no longer be able to offer planning advice over the phone or via email and our planning surgery is suspended. This is to enable officers to clear the backlog of planning applications and pre-applications that has built up as a result of Covid-19 and IT issues.

Development Management Committee meetings will be held virtually and can be viewed via a live video stream with details of how to watch on via the Committee Papers page.

The Development Management Committee will not undertake site visits while the Coronavirus restrictions are in place. Decisions by the committee will be based on the information supplied with an application and presented to them in reports, representations and other presentation.

Staff will not have access to the offices during this current lockdown period. As a result site notices will be used as the main form of publicity during this period for all applications rather than direct letters to neighbouring properties. You can also view the weekly lists of applications that have been registered and determined online. 

 

Visiting Park Authority headquarters and visitor attractions

As all of Wales is at Alert level 4, the Authority’s headquarters will be closed until further notice. For further details on alert levels please visit the Welsh Government website.

The Authority’s visitor attractions at Carew Castle, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre have closed for the winter. You can find contact details for staff below.

 

Contact Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Staff

If you wish to contact the Authority, please phone 01646 624800, email info@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk or use the form on our Contact Us page.

Enquiries for Carew Castle: enquiries@carewcastle.com.

Enquiries for Castell Henllys: enquiries@castellhenllys.com.

Enquiries for Oriel y Parc: info@orielyparc.co.uk.

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