Dozens attend Windermere Quays development consultation

DOZENS of people attended a public consultation on plans to develop Windermere Quays.

Windermere Aquatic are preparing a planning application to extend the marina and reduce the size of the Hanse Building on the shore of the lake.

The site is part of The Glebe and Bowness Bay regeneration area identified by the Lake District National Park Authority to improve public access and up grade the waterfront to attract visitors to a world class waterfront park.

A spokeswoman for Windermere Aquatic said the event attracted 87 visitors, including groups of lake users, Windermere Town Council members and tourists.

“Of those people with concerns, their main issue was the impact of the marina extension on the safety of existing lake users,” she said. “The issue for them is the removal of the swinging moorings, which were considered by some to provide a ‘safe haven’ from commercial vessels.”

She said support for the scheme was expressed by visitors to the Lake who said the area was ‘tired’ and in need of updating.

Grahame Armer, director of Windermere Aquatic, said: “We were pleased with the attendance and interest this project has raised. Reducing the size of the Hanse Building to improve access by a boardwalk and opening up the views of the lake was well received by those who enjoy the lake from the shore.”

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