Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners have an overall development programme for the harbour for the next 10-15 years. The programme includes bringing all existing harbour property up to standard for best use, increased storage and workshops, a boatlift facility and more quayside capabilities.
Specific projects within the programme, subject to feasibility, licensing requirements, demand from users and funding availability include:
Elements of this programme are brought forward for development when funding is available for them. Sources of grant funding have specific objectives and criteria that determine which projects would qualify for assistance and they vary widely in timeframes and scale. Some improvements can be self funded but the availability of grant funding is essential to larger projects and enables the overall programme to be accelerated.
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The Fish Market refurbishment is nearing completion, with EMFF support, providing full 24-hour operations in fully refrigerated space. It has a 150kW solar energy system installed by Community Power Cornwall Ltd that will provide the newly expanded refrigeration systems with power.
Community Power Cornwall Ltd enables community ownership of renewable energy installations and their installation will reduce energy costs to the harbour.
Sandy Cove provides low cost, temporary facility sites for early stage companies in the marine sector, storage for fishing gear, permit parking and boat repair space. Phase one is nearing completion with the first tenants, processors of discarded fishing nets into 3D printer cartridges, already on site. This phase has been supported by an EMFF grant.
High speed wifi will be available on site from the end of the year via Wildanet, also to any adjacent properties.
Further container storage will be provided to meet a backlog of demand over the next few months.
Any inquiries on the space available at Sandy Cove are welcome at the Harbour Office.
29th January 2019
Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners Launch New Plan for 2019
With a new year comes a new opportunity for Newlyn Pier & Harbour Commissioners to review their plans relating to the future regeneration of the Port.
Against the backdrop of Brexit-related economic uncertainty, the Commissioners have taken the decision to recalibrate their investment in the Port’s infrastructure by focusing on improvements to the harbour environment that will bring quantifiable benefits to stakeholders and are more likely to be achievable in the current climate than longer-term, larger-scale development.
The Commissioners have therefore decided to withdraw their funding bid to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the EU Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014-2020 for part-funding of a project that aimed to develop high-value employment in the area.
This would have been achieved by maximising useable space; improving the public realm; screening off industrial traffic, and constructing a number of high quality industrial units to replace harbour buildings on The Strand.
“Whilst we have worked hard to capitalise on opportunities to bid for the final rounds of European funding available to Cornwall by tailoring our strategic development plans to match specific funding criteria, we feel that it is in the public interest to constrain development to a smaller-scale investment in improving the user experience of the Port’s facilities and services at this time,” explains Harbour Master and Chief Executive Officer, Rob Parsons.
“In the pre-Brexit rush to respond to European funding opportunities, we have been as transparent as possible within the confines of challenging timescales, but some stakeholders have felt that our information-sharing has fallen short. This new plan provides us with an invaluable opportunity to pause, reflect, listen and learn to inform our decision-making in the future.”
“To that end, we have agreed to establish a Newlyn Stakeholder Group to help us hone our operational plans for improving car parking and storage, establishing a chandlery and enhancing facilities for fishermen and fishing-related businesses on North Pier. We hope to revisit our broader strategic plan in the future as new funding opportunities emerge but in the meantime, we shall look forward to delivering a series of smaller, operational improvements that will benefit our hard-working fishermen.”
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