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Redevelopment Update (February 2020)

6th February 2020

Work is progressing at Noss on Dart Marina with the recent arrival of the dredger on site. The dredging programme is being undertaken by Dutch dredging company Royal Smals who are extremely experienced dredging contractors.

The dredging programme is designed to last up to seven weeks and is broken down into individuals sections running from the north to the south of the marina, concentrating on the shallow areas identified in the pre-dredge survey.

The dredger will be operating a cutter suction method to excavate the material which will then be pumped ashore to allow the solids in the material to settle and the water to drain back cleanly into the river.  This process takes place inside large specialised bags which contain the dredged materials whilst the de-watering process completes.

The intention is that if suitable the dredged material will be used on site to raise levels and for other construction projects.

Redevelopment Update (December 2019)

19th December 2019

Following a hectic summer season, during which we concentrated on the demolition of the derelict shipyard buildings, we are now in a position to provide an update for everyone interested in the next phase of the redevelopment.

We are pleased to confirm that we are ready to begin construction of the new Commercial Buildings and the relating Decked Car Park, subject only to final confirmation that a number of planning conditions relating to these works have been discharged by South Hams District Council. Contractors for each of these projects are in place, with the constructor of the Decked Car Park also briefed to undertake the preparatory works for construction of the Water Treatment Plant.

On the water side, we have appointed a contractor to undertake the required dredging works in the location of the planned new floating marina.  Once the dredging is completed we will begin Phase 1 of the new marina, which will be constructed to the South of the current pontoons, and will involve driving many new piles to facilitate the provision of a single berth per finger pontoon, instead of the rafted berthing we have today.

These projects are however strictly controlled by planning conditions which dictate that work can only be undertaken between October and March in any given year. Whilst much research and careful planning has gone into this element of the development, some conditions are still required to be discharged by South Hams before the works can go ahead.

Meanwhile, we would like to assure you that any delays to these projects are not through any actions that Premier have or have not taken. We are working with the planners and their statutory consultees which include The Environment Agency; mindful to the fact that Noss on Dart is a complex and sensitive site.