for the future of Mevagissey Harbour are to be studied thanks
to a £50,000 grant.
regeneration scheme would include a new flood defence scheme,
improving working and leisure facilities in the village.
Master Captain Hugh Bowles at work
for part of the study comes from Objective One, with match funding
from a number of local and national organisations.
Environment Agency, Cornwall County Council, South West Regional
Development Agency, English Heritage and many others have been
involved in the funding for the study into the regeneration plans.
view of proposed Regeneration Project
Harbour Trust has been working on this regeneration programme
for about tow and a half years," says Hugh Bowles harbourmaster
in Mevagissey. "We have taken the views of local people and the
fishing community to come up with the scheme we are looking at
main aspects of the scheme include the building of a breakwater
outside the harbour. This would prevent storm water from reaching
Harbour Office in Mevagissey
project looks at the use of renewable energy, the provision of
modern facilities for fishing and the pleasure boat industries,"
economy of the area is the central part of this scheme."
inner harbour dates back to 1774, and the outer harbour to 1888.
outer harbour walls were washed away in the storms of the great
blizzard in March 1891. They were rebuilt and completed in 1897.
study is the first major step in the Harbour Trustees 50-year-plan
for preserving and enhancing the harbour.
consultations on the draft proposals will be carried out during
Wilson Oceans of Charlestown, alongside Atlantic Consultants of
Truro will carry out the study.
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