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Liverpool Marina extension planned

Plans for a 44-berth extension to Liverpool Marina been revealed.

The extra spaces have been proposed for Brunswick Dock in response to increased demand for moorings from sailboat and motorboat owners.

The planning application submitted to Liverpool City Council by Liverpool Marina includes associated facilities such as toilets, showers and a laundry room as well as a water taxi pick-up and drop-off point.

Brunswick Dock, the southernmost dock of the Liverpool South Docks, was opened in 1832 and was originally used for the timber trade before being used for transporting grain when boat sizes increased beyond the capacity of the dock.

Liverpool Marina currently consists of approximately 350 berths on floating timber-decked pontoons spanning both Brunswick Dock and Coburg Docks.

A document included with the application adds that the proposed additional berths will encourage the use of the Leeds Liverpool Canal by providing space for additional visitors in an “attractive and practical location”.

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