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Published Date: 

27 Jun 2012 - 16:13

Ambitious plans for a 60 berth-transit marina have been approved  by Argyll and Bute Council.

The Planning, Protective Services and Licensing committee made the decision today, Wednesday June 26.

The application by Oban Bay Marine includes provision for small day boats/ribs,  a diesel berth, manager’s office and limited use for over-wintering.

Area Leader for Oban, Lorn and The Isles Louise Glen-Lee said:  “This marina will enable Oban to welcome vessels into the bay area for a walk ashore facility. This will  add to the already rich tapestry of facilities there are here already for sailors and kayakers.  We already have some great facilities and this transit marina adds to that.

“I look forward to seeing vessels from cruise liners to kayaks using the bay well together and strengthening Oban as an international sailing hub.

“The committee’s decision allows the applicants to go ahead and pull together a funding package and put together a strong business case together.”


Details of the Oban Bay Marine application can be found at Argyll and Bute Council’s website by clicking on  http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/find-and-comment-planning-applications  and then typing 12/00678/PP into the search box.