Chance to have your say on marina plans

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A PRESENTATION outlining plans to build a new inland marina in Onley has been arranged for next week.

The controversial plans would see 585 residential moorings built at Onley Fields Prison Farm.

The idea for the marina has already got the support of the residents at Onley Park, as well as the chairman of Barby and Onley Parish Council, Frank Brannigan.

But Tim Coghlan, chairman of Braunston Marina, claims the development could have a devastating impact on other marinas in the area.

A scoping report has been sent to Daventry District Council (DDC) by a company called J Marine which states there is a need for between 1,500 and 2,000 extra inland marina berths within the Daventry area before 2015 to meet demand.

Consultation co-ordinator Carolyn Jones said: “The project team are keen to share the emerging proposals with stakeholders, interest groups and the local community and invite feedback to help inform the development of the design. We have organised a presentation and discussion for key stakeholder groups and organisations on Thursday, December 16.

“Exhibition and feedback sessions have also been planned with the local community at Onley Park Village Hall on Wednesday from 3-8pm and on Saturday, December 18 from noon until 2pm. The objective is to create a facility of which the local community will be proud.”