Plans for a large new marina in Plymouth look set to go ahead after being recommended for approval by the city's planning committee

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The 179-berth King Point Marina will be built in the inner basin of

Millbay Docks and will provide secure pontoon berthing for boats ranging from five metres to 25m in

length.

Shore

facilities will include a two-storey

building containing marina offices, shower and toilet facilities, storage areas

and either a first floor marina yacht club restaurant, retail unit, or office

unit.

Millbay’s

inner basin was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was opened to shipping

in 1857, but has been little used since the construction of the ferry terminal in the outer

harbour in 1970.

Sutton

Harbour Group was selected by Millbay’s lead developer English Cities Fund

(ECf) to build and operate the new marina. “Millbay’s recent role as the

America’s Cup Race Village illustrates the huge potential of its waterfront and

harbour”, said Duncan Cumberland, development director for Muse Developments,

one of the partners within ECF.