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First images of proposed new transport interchange in west Wales

Credit: Pembrokeshire County Council

A £8m modern public transport interchange is being planned for Haverfordwest, as part of Pembrokeshire County Council’s commitment to enhancing the town and enabling people to access the centre much more easily.

The scheme forms part of the South West Wales Metro project and will provide a modern and innovative transport hub, integrating all transport modes.

Designs include improvements to pedestrian and cycle facilities through the site, a more efficient and integrated bus station, and construction of a new modern multi-storey.

The Council has a team of consultants designing the improved facility which would be on the site of the existing bus station and multi-storey car park.

The significant investment clearly demonstrates the County Council’s commitment towards transforming the fortunes of the town, said Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture.

“As an Authority, we’ve been working extremely hard on improving and enhancing Haverfordwest as part of our wider regeneration ambitions for the County,” he said.

“The public transport interchange is an important element of our commitment to the transformation of Haverfordwest; not only will it make it much easier for everyone to access the centre, but it will also be an attractive area in its own right and will enhance the approach to the town.”

Works on the public transport interchange are scheduled to begin in early spring next year, with the existing car park to be demolished during the works. Studies are currently being undertaken to determine alternative locations for temporary vehicle parking and bus station while works are underway.

A Pre-Application Consultation is being held before the Transport Interchange progresses to apply for planning permission.

This consultation process provides an opportunity for the local community to share their views before the scheme progresses to detailed design.

“We are very much looking forward to hearing the views of local communities and any interested parties in order to help shape and refine our designs into the best possible proposals for Haverfordwest,” said a spokesperson for Atkins.

“You can access the website for the scheme online at www.haverfordwest-pti.co.uk, or contact us directly if you prefer by email at [email protected], or by post at George Lance, Atkins, 12 Orchard Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 5AD.”