Plans to build a new marina along the River Thames in Brentford have been given the go-ahead following a cabinet meeting at Hounslow Council yesterday (9 September).
The new marina – which is due for completion by 2017 – will host 26 berths along the river by Watermans Park and is part of the on-going regeneration of Brentford.
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.”
Cllr Curran said the initial £5.45 capital investment from the council will reap rewards for the whole borough and Brentford.
He said: “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.”
The plans also reflect the council’s determination to regulate its stretch of the river to control emissions and ensure health and safety compliance.
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.”
An exhibition of the plans will be unveiled later this month.