The Port of Milford Haven has welcomed Pembrokeshire County Council’s decision to approve a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent. The planning committee met this morning (26th June) to discuss the application and voted unanimously to support the scheme, subject to agreeing a Section 106 Agreement.
The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015, however since then a number of amendments have been made following further feasibility studies and changes in market conditions. Among the main amendments are the retention of a listed building thanks to changes made to the entrance to the development, improved connectivity with the town and a leisure-led focus as opposed to retail.
During construction, approximately 100 jobs will be created on site with a further 36 in the supply chain, and over 600 job opportunities are set to be created once the development is fully operational.
Neil Jenkins, Development Director at the Port of Milford Haven, said “We’re delighted that the planning committee has granted a resolution for outline consent for the Milford Waterfront development. The estimated 400,000 additional visitors that will be attracted here on completion are expected to generate £9 million of expenditure for Milford Haven alone and it is a significant project for the whole of Pembrokeshire. This support means we can now progress with our plans on a phased basis to create a unique year-round visitor destination with a vibrant trading and living environment.”
For more information about Milford Waterfront please visit www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk
Photo 1: The Milford Waterfront site
Photo 2: A Costa Coffee Drive-Thru is currently being constructed
Photo 3: Four floatel cabins will be arriving at Milford Waterfront later this year
Notes to Editors
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.