Extending Barnoldswick marina

Published: Monday, 20 April 2009

WORK is well under way on expanding Lower Park Marina, at Barnoldswick on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal from its present capacity of 15 to 50.

This is due to open in June, with berths for wide beam as well as narrowboats, with electricity and water points on the jetties, with ample parking.

Planning permission was granted way back in 2002, but explains Manager Wayne King:

“We got planning permission for the expansion back in 2002 but we suffered a series of set-backs and had to raise enough money for the build. We also intend to put in hawthorn hedges interspersed with trees, which we are hoping will look really nice when it is finished."

The marina will not however accommodate residentials.