PLANS for a drive-through coffee shop in Milford Haven have been made public.

The Port of Milford Haven wants to build a Costa Coffee store at the entrance to the marina.

Redeveloping the derelict Quay Stores site would create 15 jobs, the Port says.

If approved, the new coffee shop will bring 10 full-time and 10 part-time jobs.

Twenty-five car parking spaces are promised, and the branch is set to open from 5am until 10pm, seven days a week.

The Port says the development "will contemporise the current entrance to Milford Waterfront, and undoubtedly become a convenient coffee stop for visitors travelling through and locals alike".

When the plans were announced last year, Byron Jenkins, then-chairman of the now defunct town business circle, set up a petition against the proposals.

The petition, signed by 131 people, warned letting another chain into the town would damage independent local businesses.

But at a meeting in October 2016, the town council backed the plans.

Cllr Colin Sharp said: "Any business bringing jobs is positive, and surely more big names coming to Milford is a good thing."

Cllr Eric Harries added that - in its present condition - Quay Stores site was a "disgrace" likely to put off visitors.

In March, the Welsh Government approved a £1m loan to help the Port develop the neighbouring Quay Stores building, as part of its 'masterplan' for the marina.

In August, the Port was awarded £10,000 to find out whether its plans for the Grade II-listed building are financially viable.

A feasibility study will examine whether the Port's proposals to transform the historic Quay Stores building into a cafe, retail, and office and community space are appropriate for the area, and would make enough money to survive.

Comments on the plans can be made until November 1, by searching for application number 17/0613/PA on the county council's website.