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Anglesey Boat Company have been granted planning permission by Pembrokeshire County Council for the proposed Fishguard Marina. This followed two years of work on the application and a number of environmental impact studies.The project is currently experiencing some delays as a legal challenge has been made against the Corwn's ownership of the seabed and as such no significant progress can be made until this issue is settled.
It is proposed that the marina would be constructed within the south western portion of Fishguard Harbour within the existing Eastern breakwater. Once fully developed, the marina will be able to accommodate 540 berths, protected by two new breakwaters. A new quay will also be developed to cater for commercial fishing boats.
Phase 1 of the development will provide 250 berths while Phases 2 and 3 will take the development to 400 and 540 berths respectively. The construction period for Phase 1, including the breakwaters, is expected to take 12 to 18 months and the subsequent works of the facilities building and car parking a further 5 months.
It is anticipated that the development of the marina will attract inward investment of an estimated £8m and subsequently generate expenditure estimated at in excess of £6m per annum, ultimately creating over 150 new jobs. The marina would act as a catalyst for wider regeneration of the area, potentially attracting new investment and skilled workers into the area.
Anglesey Boat Company of Beaumaris, Anglesey have been granted planning permission for a 540 berth marina located in Goodwick harbour, Fishguard. The proposed development will consist of a marina and ancilliary facilities including boat yard, marine engineering workshop, chandlery and administrative offices.
No facilities other than those associated with the day to day running the marina will be provided on site and there are no proposals or provision for any residential units, hotels, restaurants, pubs or any retail outlets. ABC believe that the development will bring significant economic benefits to sustain existing local businesses such as shops, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs etc. and to create new businesses to cater for the yachtsmen's needs.
Based on experience elsewhere, such as Pwllheli, ABC believe that the marina will ultimately create over 150 jobs, including marina staff and boat service jobs in brokerage, chandlery, marine engineering, marine electronics, surveying, boat building, repairs and fabrication. It would also create indirect employment outside the development providing further jobs in restaurants, shops, local accommodation, related manufacturing, leisure and tourist facilities.
A spokesman for ABC said: "Market research shows that there is demand for such a facility which will provide a further link in the chain of marinas along the Welsh coast. We have in Wales some of the best and most spectacular yachting venues in Europe but need to provide such amenities to attract yachtsmen who now go elsewhere with the subsequent loss to the local and Welsh economies."
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