WALLINGFORD MARINA PROPOSAL
The Planning Application – together with the Environmental Statement that takes into account all the likely effects and mitigation identified in the Environmental Impact Assessment – has been validated by the Oxfordshire County Council planning department.
James Jeffries, Managing Director of London Rock, and Simon Rees of Greenfield Associates felt the exhibition was a very worthwhile part of the public consultation process. They also confirmed that feedback from the consultation would be incorporated into the application documents.
The proposals have been amended following comments from the exhibition to reduce the number of berths to allow for part of the marina to be dedicated to the hire and use of non-motorised water craft such as canoes and kayaks for the community, and the provision of a dedicated slipway and mooring for the Wallingford Accessible Boat Club.
A Non Technical Summary has been produced, together with a video of the proposed development, which is available on the web site.
Oxfordshire County Council will carry out its own consultation and the local community will have further opportunity to comment.
On Wednesday, 24 January, London Rock and Greenfield Associates hosted a successful public consultation exhibition at the George Hotel in Wallingford, on the proposals to develop a new marina on land south of the Wallingford by-pass, adjacent to the River Thames.
Over 100 people attended the exhibition, many of them staying for around 30 minutes and clearly appreciating the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with the developer London Rock and lead consultancy – Greenfield Associates.
Once feedback from the exhibition has been collated, Greenfields Associates and its team of independent technical consultants will review its plans and fine tune its proposals.
The company hopes to submit the planning application – together with an Environmental Statement that will take into account all the likely significant effects and mitigation identified in the Environmental Impact Assessment – before Easter. A Non Technical Summary will also be produced and be available to all local stakeholders.
Oxfordshire County Council will then carry out its own consultation – and the local community will have further opportunity to comment.