Planning consultancy Turley, acting on behalf of the Port of Milford Haven, has secured an important planning decision that will pave the way for the £70m redevelopment of Milford Dock, Milford Haven.
An outline planning application for the comprehensive mixed use redevelopment of Wales’ largest fishing port was resolved to be approved by Pembrokeshire County Council on 24 February 2015.
The redevelopment comprises up to 21,904 sq m of mixed use, commercial, retail and fishing related floorspace, as well as providing up to 160 new residential properties, up to 70 marina berths and replacement boat yards.
The permission will see an investment of £70m, creating quality leisure and entertainment attractions for residents and visitors to Pembrokeshire as well as first class facilities for the fishing community. Additionally, the scheme will deliver major economic benefits to Milford Haven and the wider Pembrokeshire economy through the creation of new employment opportunities and the retention of retail expenditure currently lost to other centres further afield.
Jeff Teague, Estates Director for the Port of Milford Haven said:
“We are delighted with this decision. This is an exciting development, and we expect it to trigger further investment across the entire town. If we can attract just 25 per cent of the county’s visitors, then around one million people will be spending money in Milford Haven. This massive boost in tourism will create approximately 600 new jobs over the lifetime of the development, and generate an estimated additional £45 million spend in the area.
“The development of new facilities for the fishing industry will consolidate Milford’s position as the largest fishing port in Wales and help to grow that sector here in Milford Haven.”
Huw Jones, Associate Director at Turley in Cardiff said:
“The permission follows a two-year long consultation and engagement programme, enabling the local business community and residents to have their say in the planning process. We have also worked closely with senior planning officers at Pembrokeshire County Council, as well as the Design Commission for Wales, to secure the comprehensive mixed-use regeneration of Milford Dock. This is a good decision, good for the port and for Milford Haven. These are exciting plans and we are delighted to have played a big part in shaping a long-term future for Milford Haven.”
Rob Peters, Executive Director at Turley who led Turley’s multi-disciplinary offer, said:
“This positive decision by Pembrokeshire County Council is the culmination of a number of years of work by Turley and the Port of Milford Haven. As well as our core planning business, input from Turley Urban Design, Economics, Heritage, Engagement and Sustainability, and the wider team, has been invaluable in securing a successful outcome.”