Brentford Marina plans approved

brentford_marina_visionPlans for a new marina in Brentford have been approved.

LB Hounslow’s cabinet have agreed to spend £5 million building a 26-berth docking point on the stretch of the Thames beside Waterman’s Park, which should be complete in 2017.

The project would involve moving around 25 boats currently moored which the council says are there illegally.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “Brentford is fast becoming known as a boom town and these new plans are part of our on-going drive to make a wealthier, happier, healthier borough.

“Our vision to create a marina is part of our plan to regenerate Brentford, creating jobs and prosperity and putting the area firmly on the map as a great place to live and visit in west London.”

“Brentford is an up and coming area and the proposed marina will considerably improve the waterfront both visually and operationally. The proposal also aims to create a positive cash return allowing the council to reinvest funds into vital services for residents.”

He said: “We also have a duty to ensure all vessels are licensed to ensure this stretch of the river is properly maintained and safe for residents to use.”

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