A PROPOSAL to extend Tenby’s conservation area is expected to be approved by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park at its Wednesday, March 20, meeting.

A report for Park members seeks approval for “significantly” extending the conservation area boundary to the west, including in it the Southcliffe area, the Old Rectory, and the cemetery.

It states: “The proposed extensions include the best-preserved later 19th century development of the town, a phase under-represented within the existing boundary.

“Much of the proposed area includes speculative development, artisan housing and the two nonconformist chapels, a telling contrast to the seafront terraces and the commercial town centre. The cemetery area provides an attractive setting for the conservation area, as well as being of obvious social importance.”

The report states that including the buildings in the proposed extension to the conservation area would protect any alterations that may threaten their historic character.

The proposed extension is joint project between the national park and a working group elected by Tenby Town Council, including members of Tenby Civic Society.

The report states that letters were delivered to 534 properties in the proposed extension area; with two open days held at Augustus Place Community Centre.

Nine response were received, with no negative comments, the report states.

It is recommended the boundary extension be formally amended at the March 20 meeting.

The full list of areas to be included in the extension is listed below.

The Southcliffe area, including Victoria Street, Picton Terrace, Sutton Street, Southcliffe Street, Picton Road, Culver Park and St Florence Parade.

Trafalgar Road, Church Park, Harries Street, Queens Parade, Battery Road and the Rectory Field.

South Parade, north-east part of Warren Street, Clareston Road (north side), Weston Terrace, White Lion Street, Deer Park and Rocky Park.

Outlying streets including St John’s Hill (north), The Green, Greenhill Avenue and Greenhill House (library and further education centre).

The Old Rectory, part of Narberth Road, 1–3 Westfield Drive, Tenby Cemetery and land to the east of Slippery Back.