Surge tide of interest in moorings at new Sutton Bridge Marina

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Nearly 100 people have enquired about moorings at Sutton Bridge Marina – five times the number of pleasure craft spaces available.

The £900,000 commercial and pleasure marina is still being built along the Nene’s West Bank and already the county council is talking about the likely uptake of spaces making the case to expand.

The marina is still being built but a variety of craft were already moored there on Friday.

The marina is still being built but a variety of craft were already moored there on Friday.

Council economic development group services manager Paul Wheatley said: “Based on the number of enquiries received, early indications are that there will be high demand for the moorings when the application process begins on December 14, 2016.

“Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis which may result in some disappointment. Successful letting of the moorings currently being created is likely to help create a business case for an extension to the marina.”

People will have their first chance to explore the brand new facility at an open day on December 13, with hour long appointments starting at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Appointments must be booked by Wednesday, November 30. You can email development@lincolnshire.gov.uk or call 01522 550500.

Coun Colin Davie, the council’s executive member for economic development, said: “Boaters have already shown a lot of interest in the marina, and we expect the open day to be popular. It will give people an opportunity to see this fantastic new facility first-hand, before it opens early next year.”

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