The Green shows what happens after persuading Pembrokeshire County Council not to mow the grass until June to allow the flowers to self seed, from green concrete to colourful display in three years.
Next come daisies then bluebells interspersed with Cuckospit various flowering plants grass seed heads THEN mown.
The scheme now operating in the Main Street is destroying the long
term value of historic buildings by not following conservation
guidelines (PCC) and using incompatible renders and finishes.
The paving proposals for the East End are innappropriate very
vulnerable to damage by traffic or vehicle access to the adjacent
properties, will require regular maintenance and is just a passing
fashion. Pembroke was chosen as one of the two original Conservation
Areas because it was a relatively complete walled town to prepare for
this the then Council demolished and degraded one quarter of the
existing walls to allow commercial development in advance of the
Conservation Area .
The remaining walls were damaged by the Conservation Officer and are degrading daily. The money for the paving would be better spent conserving the remaining walls before they fall down.
Now the barrage is being fitted with a fish pass to comply
withe the Habitats Directive, Eels Directive and Waters Directive, the
remaining barrier to the passage of migratory fish to their spawning
ground is the temporary impounding of the Mill Pond.
What provision is being made for the free flow of tidal waters
into the Mill Pond, and when will a fish pass be installed to complete the access to the spawning grounds at Lamphey.
Since the outfall was destroyed by the
National Trust there has been a gradual but fundamental change in the
form and function of this storm beach
A beach dangerous to bathers is now
infinitely more dangerous, a major incident waiting to happen.
Freshwater was concentrated over yards
giving a limited but fierce undertow.
Now freshwater enters the beach over
more than one hundred meters in some circumstances,increasing
the rate and volume of water creating the undertow,by lowering the
sand level between high tides,at the southern end of the beach.
Some years ago I was on the beach
trying to to warn twenty adults and children they took no notice and
were predictably washed out to sea, I left to raise the alarm.
I was not there to help luckily there were a group of experienced
canoists who rescued them all from certain drowning.
Two lifeguards would be overcome.
The form altering function is
complicated, the beach changes daily, unpredictably, but the dangers
The outfall which managed the form
of the beach must be replaced by the National Trust.
ADDITIONAL TO MY SUBMISSION OF 049413 To Rhodri Kelly
I have read the letter from you to John
Your letter appears to be grounded in
opinions not facts.
I cannot understand the reasons for
demolition, it is now being justified on the grounds of “Health and
Safety”, Not present when listed.
All culverts in the UK are being
modified with the addition of grills to fit modern requirements, not
being removed completely
The person who agreed the demolition
was not told that it was part of a listed structure by the NT
I cannot comprehend the superficial
knowledge expressed of the structure the function and historic
importance of the complete structure
Structure cannot be detached from
Part of the written listing the
culvert is essential to the functioning of the listed structure
Stones were kept out sand which entered
at high water is easily washed out on a falling tide by the water
The design of the chamber as an ogive
follows traditional self flushing design for culverts and sewers.
WJ Jukes and myself are in our late
seventies I accompanied my uncle in the early war years in his
capacity of War Ag for Pembrokeshire,and walked the entire system in
the early 1940s
We went to Freshwater West during the
war (Which I remind you finished in 1945) most Sundays after lunch
and the family (8)walked on the beach accessed by a path through the
minefield alongside the chamber you have my drawings of the
structure as it was then, a map of 1903, I can supply family
Section 1(5)also photographs from the
thirties and seventies showing that the structure as listed was then
complete as originally built,and on 291105..
None of the people whose facts you take
were present at these times we have many witnesses who will testify
that the structure was complete but had not been maintained for only
years before demolition the NT did not carry out their duty of
maintaining a listed structure in their care until demolition in 2008
CADW has no record of alterations to a
listed structure after 1970, updated 08121995.
The plan does not relate to the written
listing which includes the culvert on the map.
The lbc the “authority” are
completely ignoring the 1903 map which is the same as the structure
before demolition as on the listing plan,which completely contradicts
their statement that “being mostly replaced after 1948”
(photographs on loveitorloseit.info)
lbc “unmortared” limestone blocks
(up to 4/3ft/18”) see photographs and drawings which show the the
blocks were fixed with lime mortar
that the blocks holding the hoops were
That these and limestone blocks were
laid on lime mortar aggregate and fastened together by iron clamps
set in lead giving .a fixed bed to the culvert
The iron hoops were of wrought iron not
cast iron or postwar steel and set in lead..
The structure as built carried out its
function of drainage through a storm beach for over two hundred years
060413 the water level on the grazing
land and the SSSI is raised and has changed it from “ a calcareous
water meadow” “with rare plants”the reason for designation into
an anoxic poached unusable morass of no benefit to migratory water
birds and of nesting sites for rare species of birds.
The historic value to Wales
Built in 1790 a pioneering structure to
allow unobstructed water flow through a pebble bank, for the purpose
of improving the land for agricultural purposes.
The demolition is raising water levels
and the increased high level flow is undermining the the foundations
at the NE corner of the listed bridge.
PCC are carrying out repairs to the
listed bridge as soon as the frost has gone with lime mortar and
There appears to be no date on the plan
sent by Cadw, it appears to be drawn by a technique and technology
not present in 1970,refer to Detail Report dated 310113 last date
Replacing the culvert will enable NT to
conform to their legal duties under.
Ian Campbell Rutger The Green Pembroke
SA714QE 01646621449 060413
you for your recent emails seeking clarification as to the extent of
the grade II listed 'Corse Bridge and attached Walled Channel'. I can confirm
that the listing relates to the bridge, the 25 metre long open
drainage channel with a path on each side and the retaining walls and
the high retaining cross wall. I have attached a map which
identifies these structures. The extent of any listed building
is defined within the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation
Areas) Act 1990. Section 1(5) states that a listed building
includes any object or structure within the curtilage of the building
which, although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and
has done so since before 1 July 1948, and as such shall be treated as
part of the building. <>
is Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, rather than Cadw,
that has responsibility for determining the requirement for listed
building consent (lbc) and the extent of curtilage for the purpose of
listed building control. Lbc is only required for works which
affect the character of a listed building as one of special
architectural or historic interest. In this instance, I
understand that the Authority concluded that the outfall was a
relatively modern structure, being mostly replaced after 1948, and
that its removal did not affect the character of the listed building
as one of special architectural or historic interest. I also
understand that the Authority does not consider that lbc is require
for the un-mortared limestone blocks at the outfall for the same
reason. On this basis the Authority does not consider these
works to be unauthorised and so the issue of listed building
enforcement does not arise.
If there is
any uncertainty about how the Authority has arrived at its
conclusions you should seek further clarification from the Director
of Planning. Cadw has no remit but if you remain dissatisfied
with the Authority's response it is open to you to ask its Monitoring
Officer to investigate your concerns. Yours
The sand has gone down by feet since yesterday showing how changeable the beach is
Evidence of earlier foundations which PCNPA and NT and EA deny ever existed see previous photographs
water discharging over 100 meters of beach a definite obstruction to migrating fish
The water level in the chamber despite removal of the stones from the chamber is at the top of the outfall arch to the sea raising the water levels in the water meadows destroying their conservation value
Another photograph showing the state of the listed structure at the time of listing in 1970. dated 200905
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park the Environment Agency and the National Trust all deny that the listed structure has been demolished
WHO WILL REBUILD IT?