£1.9 million application for harbour facelift package

By Aaron Kendall   |   Assistant Editor   |
Wednesday 5th December 2018 10:28 am
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LYDNEY Harbour could emerge as a tourist hotspot if the district council can persuade the government to come up with £1.9 million.

The Lydney Coastal Community Team set up in 2015, has laid out an ambitious package of ten projects improvements aimed at unlocking the harbour’s potential as a tourist attraction.

T

hese include:

• De-silting the canal;

• Creating new mooring points in the canal;

• Mortuary and store refurbishment to create new facilities;

• Re-surfacing Harbour Road and creating a new footpath with improved lighting;

• Cookson Terrace and Railway Terrace parking Improvements;

• Creating a multi use cycle track;

• Heritage and directional signage;

• Skiff Project – rowing boat building project;

• Public art and creative events programme;

• Boundary treatments.

In a report to the Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Richard Leppington Cabinet member for Development and Infrastructure, will ask the full council to apply for government funding for the scheme.

He said: “The £1.9m Destination Lydney Harbour project aims to attract increased visitor numbers to Lydney Docks and Harbour, through a range of physical improvements to the canal and wider public realm, cycling and walking routes, and the introduction of visitor information space and public toilet facilities at the docks."

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