Marina plans revealed

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PLANS to build a marina and multi-million pound hotel in Carnforth are expected to go before city council planners later this year after they were unveiled at a public meeting.

Designs of the proposed 100-room hotel and 50-berth marina at Carnforth Brow were revealed by developers Graham Anthony Associates at the town’s Civic Hall.

The scheme would also include a wind turbine, a new roundabout and new access off the A601 on land to the north of Brewers Barn.

Residents’ views were split at the meeting.

Some were in favour, believing the development would bring jobs, whilst others said the scheme would do little for Carnforth and the hotel could generate too much extra traffic.

Graham Salisbury, from Graham Anthony Associates, said the scheme was backed by British Waterways and would create up to 80 full-time jobs.

Mr Salisbury also reassured residents that the roundabout would address traffic concerns.

Adrian Attwood, Carnforth town clerk, said that once a planning application was submitted, an extraordinary meeting of Carnforth Town Council would be held.