Marina Proposed for Market Bosworth

Issue date: 5 April 2011

A marina which is potentially capable of holding 150 boats is expected to be built in fields to the west of Market Bosworth.

The intention is that the marina would include a warden’s house or office, a boatshed, toilets and shower facilities, a shop and reception and office, but these are set to be deliberated further in the future. The plans have been submitted to Leicestershire County Council and are due to go to committee on 21 April..

Previous applications to build a canal boat marina, in 2009 and in 2008 were refused by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, apparently because the plans failed to adequately demonstrate that the proposal would not harm the Ashby Canal Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The current application is understood to be supported by information which seeks to overcome the issue and as consultees H&BBC have made no objections.