YSGOL y Preseli and Crymch Leisure Centre will both have access to a new all-weather facility approved by Pembrokeshire planners.

An artificial grass pitch between the two sites will be mainly used for hockey but is also suitable for football.

Having an all-weather pitch would ease the “huge frustration” felt by teams over the years who have games called off due to bad weather said Cllr Myles Pepper and added it was “long overdue.”

Cllr Stephen Joseph raised concerns about a lack of disabled parking but acknowledged there was parking available in the surrounding area.

The topography of the site means there will be extensive groundworks undertaken to allow for the artificial pitch as well as fencing, floodlights and pathways.

The height of the floodlights have been raised from 12 metres to 15 metres to reduce reflection from the pitch impacting on neighbours and roads.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee voted in favour of the proposal with a time limit on construction.