Plans to transform Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble have been given the go-ahead, but with conditions attached

Plans to transform Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble have been given the go-ahead, but with conditions attached. Fareham Borough Council says it may still halt the plans unless the site’s owners, Premier Marinas, can satisfy their fears about flood risks.

The £40 million development includes construction of a landmark three-storey pavilion as the focal point of the marina, while boatyard operations will be moved to the eastern end of the 28-acre site. 49 new houses and flats will be built on the other side, the area of flood concern to both the council and the Environment Agency.

Work is expected to begin early next year and will take around two years to complete.