Pub and restaurant development given go-ahead in Pembroke Dock and will bring 40 jobs
5:30pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Milford Mercury news
NEWS that Marston’s Inns and Taverns has been given the green light to build a pub and restaurant at Western Way, Pembroke Dock - with the creation of 40 jobs - has been welcomed as “an unbelievable boost” for the town.
Planning permission was granted by Pembrokeshire County Council on Monday (September 30) for pub and restaurant chain to develop 0.36 hectares at the former Jewson site.
The pub and restaurant will form part of the 16.8 hectare Martello Quay marina development.
It will comprise a two-storey building, measuring 558sqm at ground level and 145sqm on the first floor.
Plans also include 50 car parking spaces and two motorcycle spaces, bicycle parking, an outdoor dining area and beer garden, and a children’s play area.
Thirty full-time and ten part-time jobs are expected to be created by the development, which is in line with the council’s recently-adopted Local Development Plan (LDP).
Full planning permission was granted subject to conditions, including one for the outdoor children’s play area not to be used between 9.30pm and 8am.
County Councillor Brian Hall said: “It’s an unbelievable boost for Pembroke Dock.
“I’m led to believe work will start before Christmas and the number of jobs created, in itself, is good. It will be in a visible place and benefit with business from the Irish Ferries.
“I’m delighted and I know the people of the town are too – a lot of people I’ve spoken to about it want to know how they can go about getting a job down there.
“I’m looking forward to its development and completion, which will be the first of many down at the marina.”