Planning Inquiry Rules in Red Funnel's Favour

22-08-2017 Red Funnel, the cross-Solent ferry operator is delighted to confirm that its appeal to the Government's Planning Inspectorate has been determined in the Company's favour.

Red Funnel appealed the decision by the Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee to reject its original plans for a new East Cowes terminal in April 2016, despite the scheme being recommended for approval by the Council's planning officers.

The decision by the Planning Inspectorate, which follows a public inquiry held on the Isle of Wight this summer, means Red Funnel now has the approval it needs to build a 21st century ferry terminal which will facilitate growth in the Island's economy for decades to come as well as resolving the traffic congestion in East Cowes and facilitating the regeneration of the town centre.

More details about the new terminal layout and timeline will be published in late September.

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