Planning permission achieved

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In September 2014, we received the terrific news that permission had finally been granted for us to construct a marina attached to the River Nene, in Earls Barton, which will provide enough moorings for 141 offline berths for narrow boats and cruisers. To be open all year round, White Mills Marina is situated along Station Road in Earls Barton, within easy access of the A45 and at lLock 9 on the River Nene.

It has been designed to provide moorers with all the facilities they would expect to find in a brand new bespoke marina including a purpose built facilities building with toilets, laundry and showers, communal lounge for exclusive use by boaters, as well as a security system to ensure berths are secure and WiFi internet.

The news was welcomed by Councillors from both Earls Barton Parish Council as well as Wellingborough Council, who approved the plans earlier last year.

Chairman of Earls Barton Parish Council, Martin Cahill said: “In February 2014, Earls Barton Parish Council resolved by a majority vote to support the application to build a marina in Earls Barton.  We believe that this will bring increased levels of business and tourism to the area, which can only benefit our village."

Chairman of Wellingborough Council’s planning committee, Cllr Malcolm Ward, said: “We welcome this facility. Back in March 2014 we unanimously offered no objection to the proposal, and indeed we informed the county council that we fully supported it and congratulated the applicant on such an exciting project. We hope that the venture will bring new business and people to the borough.”

Needless to say both we are absolutely thrilled to have been given the go ahead to develop White Mills Marina. The plans really do look terrific and once the marina is up and running we believe it can only enhance the local surroundings, we are now looking forward to seeing the plans become a reality.

Work is anticipated to start on the development in June 2015, bookings are expected to be in high demand, so initial enquiries can be made either via the website or by emailing or by calling 07802 890874.