No go-ahead for Middlewich marina

THE plans for a new marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middlewich have still not been approved by the council.

These plans were first submitted way back in October 2016, and a decision was expected by Cheshire East Council in March, but permission has still not been given, Alan Tilbury reports.

Masterplan

The planning application for the marina also includes shops and cafés on its site but everything seems to be waiting for a 'masterplan'.

The problem is that the plans are for only a 12 berths marina but for over 100 houses—that is very much like the marina is the 'afterthought' to promote permission for the houses.

It is now expected the decision will be made by the end of the year.