HARBOUR Firm Withdraws Proposal For ‘Significant’ Investment Plans

9 April, 2021 | Local, Planning

How the development was expected to look

A GREENOCK-based marine services company has withdrawn its planning application to transform its harbourside base.

Clyde Marine applied in July last year for permission to build a two-storey office building and a workshop at Victoria Harbour, replacing three temporary buildings .

The quayside was to be upgraded, including resurfacing, and there was also to be new fencing and lighting.

But the application is now listed as withdrawn on the Inverclyde Council planning website meaning officials will not be issuing a decision on the proposal.

No explanation is given for the change of heart and Clyde Marine have not responded to an inquiry from Inverclyde Now.

Documents submitted at the time stated: “Clyde Marine Services Ltd intends undertaking significant investment to improve its facility at Victoria Harbour to bring it up to modern standards. The proposed improvements will enhance the working environment and visual appearance of the site.

“The intention of the proposal is to comprehensively upgrade the office, welfare facilities and quayside to reflect the professionalism and quality of the business.”

The design statement continued: “The form and materials of the building are modern interpretations of a traditional dockside warehouse aesthetic.

“The development will help safeguard the company’s future on the site and its contribution to the local economy and employment.”

Clyde Marine operates throughout the west coast, providing tug and harbour services and also passenger/cruise vessel charter.

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