The lock gates at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth will be closed at the beginning next month, as part of a £250,000 renovation project

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Boat owners moored in Sutton Harbour will be unable to leave the marina during the first week of March.

The Plymouth marina will be closed off to all leisure boat traffic from 2-7 March, while the lock gates are renovated.

A second phase of works will see the harbour lock closed between 7am and 7pm from 9-14 March, while the pedestrian swing bridge will be closed from 7am to 7pm on 10-11 March.

The £250,000 renovation project, which is being funded by the Environment Agency, aims to improve flood defences and the safety and reliability of lock operations.

Dave Turner from the Environment Agency said: “Considerable works are being carried out at Sutton Harbour lock but it will not be hugely disruptive to people using the harbour as the repairs have been carefully planned.”

Sutton Harbour (pictured above) is part of Plymouth’s old quarter and encloses more than 300 berths across three marinas: West Pier, Guys Quay and Sutton Harbour Marina.