Haverfordia House wellness center plans take shape
Some of the final steps ahead of the construction of a new seniors’ welfare center in Haverfordwest were approved by cabinet this week.
The Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet has approved the transfer of land from the General Fund to the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for the construction of a new Haverfordia house at Rifleman’s Field and to continue legal proceedings and public consultation to amend the existing parking order.
The program will include 12 intermediate care/rehabilitation beds with en-suite facilities and associated facilities as well as 25 sheltered apartment units for the over 55s with associated communal facilities.
A planning application was submitted in January and the council said it was expected that contractors would be on site by autumn 2022 for completion by the end of 2023, subject to the necessary permits.
It will occupy part of the existing car park, as well as the site of a former council office which has already been demolished, and the number of spaces will be reduced to 60 from 140.
Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Michelle Bateman said at Monday’s (March 14) meeting that parking was “not particularly well used” and no comments were received about parking during the pre-bid consultation or at local drop-in events.
“It’s been very well received in terms of the quality of the offering that will be there for older people in the future,” Cllr Bateman added.