|Beaumaris Marina: Project History|
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The project history is now presented with the most recent updates at the top.
|November 2006||After the dismissal of the High Court challenge, the mussel farming companies apply to the Court of Appeal to overturn the ruling.|
|October 2006||Following a hearing in Cardiff, the application to Judicially Review the FEPA licence is refused by the High Court on the grounds that the applicants did not act "promptly".|
|September 2006||Responses are received from potential contractors following a pre-tender qualification exercise which will produce a shortlist for the main tendering process.|
|June 2006||Four mussel companies begin proceedings in the High Court to challenge the granting of the FEPA licence. This comes right at the end of the three month window for such applications.|
|April 2006||Over three years since the application was made, the Assembly grant the FEPA licence to construct the marina.|
|February 2006||Consultation closes and the responses are forwarded to ABC for comment: this is returned to the Assembly in the first week in March.|
|November 2005||Although a decision had seemed to be imminent, the Assembly propose putting the application out to further consultation in order to satisfy the requirements of the European Commission's EIA Directive.|
|August 2005||Discussions are held with CCW about the possible effect of the marina on the deep hole off Gallows Point: as a result, CCW are satisfied that marina would have no negative impacts on sites with European nature designation.|
|January 2005||The National Assembly for Wales request mud samples in order to inform their FEPA deliberations: these are provided in March and are proven to be clear from contamination.|
|November 2004||The Department of Transport grant a licence under the Coast Protection Act which permits the construction of the marina breakwaters: however, a licence from the National Assembly for Wales under the Food and Environmental Protection Act (FEPA) is still required for the dredging work.|
|September 2004||Following a long consultation, ABC are granted planning consent by Isle of Anglesey County Council for a comprehensive redevelopment of Gallows Point to support the marina development. This will include new industrial units designed to encourage business start-ups, a new chandlery, boat sales showrooms and a dedicated rigging and sail loft.|
|March 2003||An application is submitted to DEFRA for the required licences for dredging and construction of the marina.|
|January 2003||Anglesey Boat Company are issued with the planning consent following the completion of the the Section 106 agreement required by the National Assembly.|
|July 2002||The National Assembly for Wales planning decision panel approves the planning application for the proposed Beaumaris marina.|
|March 2002||The additional information supplied to the National Assembly is made available for public consultation and responses are sent to the Assembly by members of the public: Isle of Anglesey County Council and ABC provide comments on these responses.|
|February 2002||Following an acknowledgement from the Assembly of receipt of the the additional information on 23rd January, ABC are notified that the reports are to be made available locally for public consultation.|
|November 2001||The additional reports are submitted to the National Assembly for Wales on the 19th.|
|July 2001||Work is undertaken to prepare the additional reports; bird counts on the Menai Strait; boat counts on the Strait and at Pwllheli and Largs marinas; additional photomontages from immediately adjacent to the site.|
|June 2001||Following an exchange of correspondence with CCW, the National Assembly issue a list of further information they require. This consists of bird counts, boat counts and further photomontages.|
|May 2001||National Assembly for Wales Decision Committee meets but does not issue a decision, instead making a request for further information that is not at the time specified.|
|July 2000||Public Inquiry held in Beaumaris over six days. A decision from the National Assembly is expected in the autumn.|
|May 2000||National Assembly for Wales decision to hold a public inquiry, effectively casting aside the decision taken by Ynys Môn County Council. They will make a decision on the planning application based on the results of the inquiry.|
|March 2000||National Assembly for Wales call in the project for consideration, citing "reasons of national importance".|
|December 1999||At a meeting on December 1st, Ynys Môn County Council's planning committee approves Anglesey Boat Company's application for a 450 berth marina located to the south of Gallows Point. It is expected that the marina will create nearly 150 new jobs.|
|September 1999||The completed Supplementary Report is submitted to Ynys Môn County Council and statutory consultees. Every finding in the SR underlines that the original ES was correct and in many cases over-estimated potential impacts.|
|July 1999||Following a number of responses to the Environmental Statement, it is agreed with statutory consultees that a Supplementary Report to the ES is to be produced. This includes studies into the existing environment, such as a new sub-tidal survey, as well as more detailed assessment of some predicted impacts, for example the use of advanced computer simulations to further research tidal flow changes.|
|April 1999||Anglesey Boat Company are pleased to announce that they have submitted to Ynys Môn County Council the planning application for the proposed Beaumaris Marina. The Environmental Statement is submitted with the application and is the result of nearly a year's in-depth study.|
|November 1998||Work on the Environmental Statement is progressing at an encouraging rate. Areas of study include terrestrial and marine ecology, traffic and transport, recreation and amenity, cultural heritage, air and water quality, socio-economics and landscape and visual amenity.|
It is now the intention to submit a detailed planning application, although this may take some extra time.
|July 1998||With a detailed plan of the scheme now agreed, an firm of environmental specialists, CES, are taken on to conduct a study into the possible environmental effects of the proposed marina.|
It is agreed that an Environmental Impact Assessment is required and a Scoping Report is sent to statutory consultees including the Environment Agency, the Countryside Council for Wales and Ynys Môn County Council. This report sets out the issues to be covered in the Environmental Statement and invites consultees to suggest any other issues they wish to be addressed.
|April 1998||In response to some local reports, Anglesey Boat Company Ltd underline that the proposed marina will be a purely marine orientated scheme and will not include any element other than the marina itself and the administration facilities.|
The plans are made available to the public in the chandlery at ABC Powermarine.
|January 1998||Anglesey Boat Company Ltd announce plans for a 450 berth marina to be located to the south side of Gallows Point, Beaumaris. It is envisaged that access will be available at all stages of the tide. No development is planned other than that related to the day to day running of the marina and for boat servicing. The nearby town of Beaumaris already has facilities which could provide all the yachtsman's requirements in terms of shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and B&B's etc..|
It is proposed that plans will be submitted to Ynys Môn County Council's planning department as an application for outline planning permission.
|Autumn 1997||Anglesey Boat Company recognise the potential demand for new marina berths at the eastern end of the Menai Strait and subsequently Gallows Point, Beaumaris is selected as a favoured option. This is not an entirely new idea, having first been proposed as possible site in an unrealised 1987 scheme.|
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