£50,000 study to assess the
future of Mevagissey Harbour
Mevagissey Harbour will be subject of a new study to assess
the economic potential for a regeneration programme to transform
the coastal village with improved working and leisure facilities.
Present harbour defences at Mevagissey fail to protect the
outer harbour, the inner harbour and village during inclement
weather which can be exacerbated by fluvial flooding. The
study will aim to make proposals to safeguard the infrastructure
of the harbour as well as provide enhanced facilities for
the use of the harbour by residents and visitors alike.
Possible solutions include the strengthening and raising
of existing sea defences or the installation of a breakwater
to protect both harbours and enable valuable workspace on
the harbour-side to be increased. This option would also provide
24 hour landing access for the fishing industry. Currently
only one fishing vessel can conveniently land at a time due
to tidal conditions and improved landing facilities would
add local value and quality to the catch.
Captain Hugh St A Bowles, who is Harbour Master for Mevagissey,
said: "The project satisfies all aspects of the harbour
from renewable energy, the provision of modern facilities
for fishing and the pleasure boating industry as well as new
and sustainable jobs for local people."
The study which has been commissioned by Mevagissey Harbour
Trustees is based on a bid written by Cornwall Enterprise
which has successfully secured £50,000 of funding. Half
of the funding will come from the Objective One Programme
with match funding coming from the South West Regional Development
Agency, Cornwall County Council, the Environment Agency, English
Heritage, Restormel Borough Council and Mevagissey Parish
Council together with the Harbour Trustees.
The study will be completed by Scott Wilson Oceans of Charlestown
in conjunction with Atlantic Consultants of Truro.
Thomas I Dudley, Chairman of Mevagissey Harbour Trustees
said: "This study will be the first vital step in the
Trustees' 50 year plan for preserving, enhancing and
regenerating the 18th century harbour and the surrounding
community. We anticipate that there will be extensive consultation
on the draft proposals during March."
For further information on the Mevagissey Harbour study,
Hugh Bowles Mevagissey Harbourmaster on 01726 843 305 or
Chris Trevan Cornwall Enterprise by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Williams of Scott Wilson Oceans email@example.com
Cornwall Enterprise aims to achieve economic prosperity for
Cornwall and is a wholly owned company of Cornwall County
For further press information contact Kate Selby on 01872
322931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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