The Noss Marina plans have been scaled down
Revised plans for the former Philip & Son shipyard and the existing Noss Marina site in Devon will go on public display later this month.
Plans for the regeneration of the site, known as the Noss Vision, were originally approved by South Hams District Council in May 2010.
However, the owners of the marina have found it impossible to fund the scheme in the prevailing economic climate and are therefore proposing a number of changes that will reduce the overall scale of development, improve its appearance and ensure that it is financially viable.
The public exhibition will be held in Dartmouth and Kingswear on Thursday 25 July – first at the Flavel Centre, Dartmouth from 11am-2pm and then Kingswear Village Hall from 5pm-8pm.
Stephen Corner, director of Noss Marina, says: ‘The scale of our original proposals and the high upfront infrastructure costs of developing the site made the approved scheme financially unviable.
‘Our project team has recently reviewed the approved masterplan and identified several ways of reducing the infrastructure costs, while retaining the key components of the original scheme – marine employment space, a new marine academy for South Devon College, a hotel, an expanded marina and high quality residential development.
‘I very much hope that those who are interested in the future of this iconic site will come along to the public exhibition and let us know what they think of the changes we are proposing.’
Following the exhibition, revised plans for the Noss Vision will be submitted to South Hams District Council for their consideration.
An artists impression from the original masterplan as approved in May 2010 – the revised masterplan won’t be ready until 25 July.