Plans to improve fire safety at a Pembrokeshire school have been given the go-ahead by the local authority.

Pembrokeshire County Council had applied for new fire exits, ramp and a footpath at Milford Haven School, Steynton Road, Steynton.

The proposals for the school were supported by Milford Haven Town Council.

An officers’ report for planners stated: “The submitted application seeks planning permission for the installation of 11 new fire exits upon the west and east wing building. The proposal would also include the provision of a new ramp, footpath and access gates to serve the new exits.

“The plans were amended during the course of the application stage, due to comments received from Building Control under the building regulations application process.

“The proposed development includes the installation of new fire doors, along with the creation of a path and ramp around one of the existing school buildings at the school campus. The new fire access arrangements would be located at ground level,” continued the report.

The application was conditionally approved by Pembrokeshire planners; with conditions including that the scheme progress within five years and that two bird boxes also be installed as part of the application.