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Approval for 160-berth marina for St George’s Harbour sought

Final design plans for a proposed 160-berth marina in St George’s have been submitted to the Department of Planning.

The proposed North Rock Marina, to be built to the south of the St George’s Boatyard, would include floating docks, refuelling facilities, and a marine amenities building with washroom and laundry facilities.

The project’s design statement and report reads: “This application ties the existing, currently approved and proposed uses into a cohesive marine centre. Such facilities are in demand and there are few locations with stable shoreline and deep and reasonably protected waters and land area to accommodate them.”

The plans would see new buildings constructed at the boatyard to replace containers and sheds currently on the site, and an area of coastal reserve cleared of debris.

The report continued: “Over the years the property has been used as a dumping ground for abandoned machinery and materials. This is especially true for the area of coastal reserve on the peninsula.

“In the process of making better and more effective use of the land and coastline, the debris and abandoned materials will be cleaned up and the ground levelled out and landscaped.”

The project received in-principle approval by the Development Applications Board (DAB) last August, and is now seeking final approval.

The property is owned by Meyers Ltd, but leased by WEC Ltd, who put forward the application. The plans are now viewable at the Department of Planning headquarters in the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building.

The project is one of three proposed marinas for the East End.

The 200-berth Stocks Harbour Marina project, proposed for the area southwest of St George’s Harbour and just east of the Swing Bridge, was refused planning permission by the DAB but later approved by Planning Minister Walter Roban.

And the Corporation of St George has announced plans for a 125-berth marina to be built off Ordnance Island. Developer Jeremy Spencer said that project could be completed within 18 months of planning approval.

Useful website: www.planning.gov.bm.

The 200-berth Stocks Harbour Marina project, proposed for the area southwest of St George?s Harbour and just east of the Swing Bridge.

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Published August 04, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 04, 2011 at 9:34 am)

Approval for 160-berth marina for St George’s Harbour sought

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