PLANS for an ambitious scheme, which could create more than 600 jobs at Milford Waterfront have taken a step forward.

Acting on behalf of the Port of Milford Haven, planning specialist Turley has secured outline planning permission for the comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of Milford Waterfront.

The scheme was approved earlier this month.

The waterfront development involves the comprehensive mixed-use regeneration of Milford Dock, including up to 190 new residential properties and up to 70 marina berths. New public spaces and gardens will also be provided.

Once complete, the scheme could create up to 611 jobs, Turley has said.

The proposed scheme also includes the restoration and re-use of the Grade II Quay Stores building which will be extended to create a multi-functional events space.

Turley’s head of planning (Wales) Huw Jones said: “It’s brilliant news that Milford Waterfront has received outline planning permission. We’re delighted with the council’s decision. We have a long-standing relationship with the Port of Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire County Council, and look forward to continuing this in the future.

“We’re excited to work with the Port to deliver the project, with applications for the first two phases of development scheduled to be submitted in December 2019, creating a thriving and vibrant visitor destination in Pembrokeshire.”

Turley originally secured a resolution to grant outline planning permission in 2015. However, owing to market changes the original outline application was revisited and updated, resulting in this positive decision.

Andy Jones, CEO at the Port of Milford Haven, said: “Since gaining outline planning permission in 2015 we have invested in a tourism team who have been collaborating with local stakeholders to develop a shared vision for the entire town which is strengthening the ongoing promotion of Milford Haven as a place to visit as well as to live and work.

“We are working hard to deliver tangible development activity and we are grateful to the residents and businesses for their enthusiasm and support.”