Developers unveil plans to revamp derelict marina

Artist's impression of riverside development at Godmanchester Marina

Artist's impression of riverside development at Godmanchester Marina - Credit: Archant

Plans for a former marina, that closed a decade ago, are set to enhance the appearance of the surrounding area, according to developers.

A planning application has been submitted to Huntingdonshire District Council outlining Kimbolton-based developer, Aragon Homes’ vision to transform the Tyrell’s Marina and Boat Yard, in Bridge Place, Godmanchester.

The Hunts Post revealed earlier this year that the site had been bought by the company to create a ‘high quality development of flats and townhouses’.

In documents submitted to the district council, the firm has outlined that the site will be made up of 16 dwellings, including eight homes and eight flats, along with a café, with each property set to benefit from a boat mooring.

As a part of the developer’s application, it stated: “The proposal would clearly provide for a sympathetic site layout and density which, at the very least, would maintain, if not enhance, the character and appearance of the locality and the Huntingdon east conservation area.”

It likely that the derelict Victorian house, that was built as two flats, will be replaced due to it having been extensively vandalised.

If the plan is given the go-ahead by local authorities, the company hope that construction will start in the autumn and the homes will be available by summer 2017.

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The Tyrell family closed the site, opposite the Old Bridge Hotel, in 2006 and most of the buildings were demolished in 2011.

The site, which has become run down over time, was once popular with boating enthusiasts and the general public alike with day boat hire being one of the facilities which was open to the public from the marina.

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