OBAN is another step closer to having a transit marina placed in the bay in front of George Street after council officers recommended councillors approve the re-submitted plan.
The Oban Bay Marine plan to build a multi-use/short stay transit marina,plus diesel berth,manager’s office,provision for small day boats/ribs and limited use for overwintering is recommended for approval at Wednesday June 27,2012′s planning committee meeting.
Argyll and Bute Council planners said the proposal was consistent with its development plan but have recommended approval with 16 conditions.
The marina development seems to have found favour with the public too,having gained 132 letters of support and only four objections recorded.
Oban Bay Marine’s plan also includes the installation of a concrete floating breakwater secured by steel piles;installation of pontoon system comprising 54 finger berths,six berths on the inside of the breakwater and 20 day-boat/rib berths on the inside of the north and east pontoons;the formation of a pedestrian access to the Esplanade;the installation of a fuelling berth with pump and diesel tank;and the installation of a manager’s office and waste collection facilities.
The developers will also have to carry out marine dredging and retaining works (subject to licensing by Marine Scotland);provide an on-street loading bay (subject to separate traffic regulation order);and make alterations to a listed wall (subject to requirement for separate listed building consent).
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