Amble Marina - Amble, Northumberland
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Amble Marina.
Jane Imrie

Tourism boost for Northumberland coastal town with land acquisition

A coastal town in Northumberland is set for a tourism boost with the securing of planning consent and land purchase for a new development.

Northumberland County Council has secured planning consent and finalised an agreement to purchase land for a new town centre car park.

The new car park will provide seven disabled parking bays and six electric vehicles, spaces for motorcycles and bikes as well as improved drainage, lighting and site access.

The site, which previously housed a service garage and forecourt until the mid-2000s, will be prepared for construction, which will include the demolition of an old bungalow.

Cllr Jeff Watson, Amble town councillor and county councillor for the Amble West with Warkworth, commented: “This is extremely good news for Amble.

“I am very pleased that after all of the hard work by a number of agencies towards securing new car parking, it looks like we are on the final stretch.

“This site will be ideal, close to the town centre and the quayside, and the popular visitor attractions there. I will continue to work through the county council, town council and our partners to bring this project to fruition.”

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