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Isle of Wight to get new marina

Thu 28 Oct 2010

Isle of Wight to get new marina

Tourists on Isle of Wight holidays are to be given the chance to check out a new marina on the island.

Planning permission has been granted for the East Cowes development, which will see 300 berths created.

As well as the new marina, the scheme will see a car park, 12 town houses and commercial floorspace built on the sea front in the town.

People booking Isle of Wight holidays will also be able to stay in a new 60-bed hotel which will be constructed under the plans.

The chief executive of Cowes Harbour Commissioners and Cowes Harbour master captain Stuart McIntosh stated that the green light for the proposals is "great news".

He added: "It is also a significant step towards securing the long term future prosperity of the harbour and the local economy."

The new marina is likely to play a part in the annual Cowes Week sailing regatta - the event which was founded on the Isle of Wight in 1926 - which in 2011 takes place from August 6th to 13th.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800199571-ADNFCR

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