Marina will be good for community

THE developer behind a 550-berth marina has said the plans will be of benefit to the local community.

The proposed £15 million marina near to Onley has attracted opposition on the grounds of congestion and water shortages. This has led to the owner of Braunston Marina Tim Coghlan launching a campaign against the plans.

However the project’s director believes the new marina has plenty to recommend it.

Joseph Oliver said: “It is perhaps inevitable that competitors would want to orchestrate a campaign against our proposal, but we sincerely believe that this project will make a positive and sustainable contribution to waterways users and the local community.

“The application is the culmination of a significant amount of work since our Feasibility Submission was confirmed as acceptable by British Waterways back in October 2007. We have really gone the extra mile to set new standards on berth and water space, amenities and facilities for boaters.

“Over 4km of new footpaths are also proposed which we hope, along with the facilities of the marina, will benefit the local community.”

A planning application submitted to Daventry District Council will be determined in the near future.