The public will be able to learn more about new proposals to regenerate the entire dock and marina area in Milford Haven for the first time today (Thursday).

The proposal, called the Milford Dock Master Plan, aims to increase the number of visits and overall economic activity across the town and and include plans to build a multi-storey car park.

Put out to consultation by Milford Haven Port Authority the first drop-in session will be held from 4pm till 8pm at Suite 5, Cedar Court in Milford Haven.

The Port Authority said that ideas include an expansion of leisure activities such as coffee bars and open spaces for events and recreational activities, as well as new shopping outlets involving 'up-and-coming brands'.

But rather than a seperate area, the idea is to integrate with existing facilities and complementing established shopping areas within the town.

The Port's chief executive, Alec Don, said: "Creating a thriving area with high employment, which is full of attractions for visitors, is an important part of this.

"Linking with the existing areas of the town and complementing existing facilities is a critical part of this proposal. "One idea is to build a multi-storey car park directly linking to Hamilton Terrace, thereby making it easier for people to use existing shopping areas."

He said the proposal underpins Milford Haven Port's long term plans to increase the focus on leisure, shopping and fishing within Milford Docks on the north side, and engineering, renewable energy and ferry services within Pembroke Port on the south. More information and dates of exhibitions can be found on the Milford Dock Master Plan on Facebook or on Twitter @milforddock.