September 25, 2022

First with the Alderney News

Marina public meeting to take place this month

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An artists impression of how the marina could look

Residents will be able to ask questions on proposals to build a marina at the south east corner of Braye Bay at a public meeting pencilled in for Tuesday 21st July.

Proposals for the scheme were forwarded to the States by Gordon Owen, who founded marina construction services specialist Walcon Marine and marina and harbour architects Kay Elliott.

The consortium was awarded the exclusive option to develop a marina in that particular spot eight or so years ago, but it fell away in complicated circumstances. Mr Owen recently re-tabled the proposal to see if they and the States of Alderney could resurrect a viable plan from the original outline scheme.

Still at a very early stage, the States of Alderney last month told the developers that they supported the proposal in principle and were willing to engage in dialogue with them.

However conflicting reports of what the proposal entails have circulated the island in recent weeks. Different accounts have been posited concerning the potential number of berths, the number of properties required to finance the scheme – the £20-£25m cost would apparently be entirely shouldered by the developer – and the acreage and exact location of land required for development.

General Services Committee chairman told attendees at last night’s States Meeting that the presentation had been pencilled in for Tuesday 21st July at the Island Hall.

The developers will attend remotely and appear on a large screen. Mr McKinley said attendees would likely be asked to submit questions in advance so that the correct information can be supplied.

Confirmation of the date, time and venue will be widely circulated as soon as they are known and appear on the AYNEWS website.

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