New 300-berth marina planned for tidal Thames

Plans to develop a historic dock into a new 300-berth marina at Northfleet, just four miles east of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge are being considered

In plans released by the Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust, the existing dock, including an 18th century tidal mill, will be renovated, providing boaters with a much-needed marina with plenty of charm and character and a fair slice of history, as well as being the only one if its type between London and Ramsgate.

A statement from the trust said, “We will ensure a full archaeological investigation to explore the potential Roman and Saxon use of the harbour associated with the recent finds at Ebbsfleet.”

While no formal plans have been submitted, financial assessments and research is underway.

If built, the marina will be dredged to a depth of 2m, allowing 24-hour access. Additionally, the development will include restaurants, shops and pubs.

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The plan follows several other areas being developed along the Thames, including a £400m project for a 180-berth marina, housing and link road at Queensborough.

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