More than fifty residents of Pembroke Dock have contacted Simon Hart MP to express their fears about a Waste Transfer Station (WTS) planned for the Royal Historic Dockyard.

Milford Haven Port Authority has applied to Natural Resources Wales for a licence to operate the WTS which would store bales of fuel made from waste.

A previous similar operation had its licence removed after problems with smells and flies.

“A lot of people have got in touch with me to say they are really worried that this development will go ahead,” said Mr Hart.

“There are worries about flies and smell once again and also about the inevitable increase in lorry traffic through the town.  A number of residents have pointed out how close the site is to the hospital.

“This cargo is being brought in and out by road, not by sea, so it does not have to be in the dockyard. 

“It has also been pointed out that it looks as though some historic parts of the dockyard, including the Grade2 listed pickling pond will be lost if this development goes ahead which would be a great pity.”

The NRW has said that it is minded to allow the application but did extend the consultation period to allow for further comments from residents and local businesses.

“I am meeting with NRW officials shortly to discuss with them face-to-face the very many objections that have been raised about this scheme.”