Latest plans for new Alrewas marina development are drawn up

The latest plans for a new marina in Alrewas have been drawn up.

Proposals have been submitted to Lichfield District Council for the 60-berth facility and associated buildings.

The Trent and Mersey Canal near Common Lock. Pic: Frank Smith

The Trent and Mersey Canal near Common Lock. Pic: Frank Smith and
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The development would be on land next to the Trent and Mersey Canal between Alrewas and Fradley Junction at Common Lock.

A statement from Daisy Meadows Marina said they hoped the new development would be a boost for the area.

“The principle behind the marina development is to balance planning and environmental issues with boaters requirements,” they said. “At Daisy Meadows we have tried to deliver it in an environmentally friendly design that will appear to behave like a natural body of water rather than a boat park.

“The Trent & Mersey Canal is a valuable asset to the region and is fundamental to sustained tourist growth. But there is a desperate need for additional off line mooring to relieve the increasing congestion on this section of the canal.

“While there is provision for off line mooring on the canal, the choice appears limited to large marina complexes. However, results from polls of boat owners show that 35% would prefer to moor at a small marina, while only 5% would want a tow path mooring.

“The current dominance of large marinas on this section of the canal does not cater for this market.”

Full details of the proposal can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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