MAJOR multi-million pound plans to develop Milford Marina are expected to get the go-head from county planners on Tuesday, June 26.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee is recommended to approve plans submitted by The Port of Milford Haven.

The Port has previously submitted a revised version of its multi-million pound master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council.

It is recommended for approval, subject to a string of conditions including the completion of a Section 106 planning agreement.

In 2015, outline planning was granted for a major overhaul of the area – known as Milford Waterfront – with a retail food store at its heart.

Earlier this year, the Port revealed a new direction for its £70million project, which it estimates will create around 600 full-time jobs.

The changes include more residential property – up to 190 units – extended office space, up to 70 additional marina berths, and a large indoor leisure facility.

Previous plans for a care home on site are out, while hotel floorspace has increased five-fold to accommodate a second ‘upmarket hotel’.

Restaurant space has also shrunk by 63 per cent.

Changes to the proposed entrance to the development also see the Grade II-listed Old Docks building saved from demolition.

Fifteen objections have been received to the plans, supported by the town council.

A Port spokesman said at the time: “The previous plans were centred largely around a retail development but as a result of market changes the development will now be leisure-led and the food retail store has been replaced with a large indoor leisure facility, offering an interactive digitally-led experience for all ages which will be open all year round.

“A second upmarket hotel has been added in line with the desire to create a leisure and tourist destination and a high quality restaurant on stilts is envisaged for the north end of the marina, which can be accessed from the marina or from the quayside.”

Neil Jenkins, development director, said the Port was “now in a position to deliver a fantastic development in a unique waterfront setting which will provide huge economic benefits to the Pembrokeshire and Welsh economies”.

The Milford Waterfront development is set to create over 700 jobs during the construction and operational phases and result in an additional £9 million in visitor spend.