FHC proposes small boat facilities

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Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) has applied for planning permission for new facilities in and around Custom House Quay.

Mark Sansom
Mark Sansom

The development is proposed by FHC’s leisure services arm, Falmouth Haven, in response to its strategic aims of business growth and improving facilities.

The proposed plans will see Custom House Quay transformed into a modern floating marina catering for 60 small craft.

Included in this will be the creation of a ramped walkway down to the marina, enabling safe and easy access to boats.

In addition, a new outhaul facility will also be sited between Custom House Quay and the Grove Place Boat Park, with convenient access via a ramp leading onto a pontoon.

Falmouth Haven’s plans, which are in line with its objectives to grow the business and continually improve leisure facilities, will provide more access and more choice for customers.

Barry Buist, Falmouth Haven’s general manager, explained: “These will be fantastic facilities meeting demand for convenient small berths. They will be ideal for family day-boats and larger tenders whilst helping the regeneration of the Custom House Quay area.”

FHC chief executive, Captain Mark Sansom, added: “The plans are an exciting development for Falmouth and demonstrate the benefits of creating a business arm dedicated to growth and providing good leisure facilities.

“We have worked closely with English Heritage and Cornwall Council ahead of submitting the planning application and welcome Falmouth Haven’s proposed scheme.”