Monday, April 15, 2024

Demand for Mercia Marina places high after planning permission is confirmed

The UK’s largest inland marina reports high demand for a new £6 million mixed used development for which planning permission was recently confirmed.

Councillors at South Derbyshire District Council approved the plans for the Mercia Marina development, known as the Promenade, last March – but have now formally green-lit the scheme, paving the way for construction to start.

The Promenade will house 14 apartments above seven ground floor retail units.

Made from glass, stone and timber, the building will mirror two similar developments, which have been created at the 77-acre site, near Willington, over the past decade – the Boardwalk and Piazza.

Mercia Marina has grown from a former fishing lake in a gravel pit to becoming one of the leading leisure and tourism businesses in the East Midlands, supporting more than 300 jobs directly, and many more indirectly.

It has moorings for more than 600 narrowboats, as well as housing dozens of holiday lodges.

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