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County sets July 31 as cut off date for village marina plan

DEADLINE DAY: This will become the site of the marina at Sutton Bridge but only if everything comes together by July 31. SG240913-247TW

DEADLINE DAY: This will become the site of the marina at Sutton Bridge but only if everything comes together by July 31. SG240913-247TW

The long talked about £915,000 pleasure marina for Sutton Bridge will either sink or swim on July 31 – the county council’s deadline day.

In January it was revealed Lincolnshire County Council had lost a £375,000 chunk of European money earmarked for the project because it couldn’t be spent by March 31.

The county said then it was confident it could reapply for the cash, but Sutton Bridge Parish Council asked for an assurance the project will still go ahead and not waste £267,000 set aside from the Section 106 power station fund.

Coun Colin Davie, the county’s executive member for economic development, said: “The parish council, like ourselves, are mindful that this money belongs to the community and must not be lost.

“They have therefore asked us to give a firm commitment by July 31 that the project will come to fruition.

“Given the good progress that has been made recently, I have complete confidence we will be able to do this and the marina will go ahead as planned.

“We hope to be able to share an update on our progress in the near future.

“The marina will act as a gateway to the county, and we want to make it as attractive to visitors as possible.

“This will provide a significant boost to the local economy, something that will benefit businesses and residents alike.”

 

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