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Peel Marina dredging to continue

Mon, 01 Jun 2020

A one-month extension has been granted to enable dredging work in Peel Marina to continue until the end of this month.

The operation to remove 44,000 tonnes of silt is progressing well since resuming activity following a four-week hiatus during the enforced shutdown of the construction sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

This year marks the first of two dredging programmes to remove 22,000 tones, with the second due to get underway in spring 2021.

The dredging process involves using a long reach excavator on a floating barge. The material is transported 450 metres in purpose-designed trailers to a temporary drainage pool constructed in a field upstream from the Marina, beyond the Power Station site.

Moving the material involves two tractors and trailers undertaking a total of 50 movements a day, currently running 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.

The contractor was recently granted permission to use an alternative route to move the material to the drainage pool, and can now use either Mill Road or the former steam railway Heritage Trail junction off Station Road.




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