Skip to content

What are you looking for?

Client Port of Milford Haven
Status Outline planning permission issued in November 2019. Detailed applications submitted for Phases 1 and 2 in December 2019
LPA Pembrokeshire County Council

Mixed-use regeneration of Wales’ largest fishing port

The project

  • Milford Haven is among the UK’s largest ports and plays a vital role in the economy of Pembrokeshire, Wales and the UK.
  • Advised on a range of proposals seeking to contribute to the long term future of the port, both in its operations and also its use of ancillary and underutilised land for alternative purposes.
  • Providing strategic Planning, Heritage and Townscape, Economics, Sustainability and Strategic Communications advice in relation to the comprehensive regeneration of Milford Dock and Marina, site acquisitions and development potential, and for compulsory purchase of third party land within the Port of Pembroke.
  • For Milford Dock, the physical nature of the site, the heritage context of the dock and the existing buildings provided significant challenges and had to be considered, alongside existing uses that had to be retained, such as fishing, residential and the marina.

Contribution to meeting UNSDGs

  • The Milford Haven Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) lies to the west of the slipway, with the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC) on the south boundary of the site. The site is of special interest for its geology, ancient woodland, marine biology, salt marsh, swamp and saline lagoons.
  • Redevelopment provides the opportunity to enhance ecological value through appropriate planting and landscaping within proposed gardens as part of the residential element of the masterplan and the proposed public open spaces.
  • A planting strategy for the public realm areas includes:
  1. Using seaside/waterside/riverine species - appropriate planting to ensure viability in this salty and exposed environment
  2. Limiting tree planting to areas which reinforce the character of the valley and where trees would be sufficiently sheltered in the longer term
  3. Using planting in large scale – as is appropriate in this open visible site


Project sheet

Download PDF

You may also be interested in

Next project

UNSDG 16: Charlestown Riverside
Client Keepmoat
Turley office
Status Planning permission granted. Under construction
Read more