Autumn work planned on Sutton Bridge marina scheme

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Work on a £915,000 pleasure marina project at Sutton Bridge could start soon, say Lincolnshire County Council chiefs.

But there’s no chance of the council raising the height of a riverbank, as community leaders would like, to help guard against flood risks.

Colin Davie, county executive member for economic development, said: “We’re confident that all issues have now been resolved so that the scheme can go ahead.

“We’re now working up a detailed programme and are hoping to begin in the autumn.

“The marina will act as a gateway to the county, and we want to make it as attractive to visitors as possible. This will provide a significant boost to the local economy.”

During a meeting on Tuesday, parish council chairman John Grimwood asked if the marina would affect the village’s chances of getting the riverbanks raised – or if the county council could raise the riverbank alongside the marina while it was doing the work.

But Mr Davie said: “The costs are also beyond the scope of this project. However, the design means that, if the Environment Agency did decide to pursue this, it would be an easier task.”

The proposed 80 pleasure moorings are being reduced, while some commercial moorings will be introduced.