Funding secured for Quayside study

Government funding has been awarded to carry out an options appraisal on Berwick Quayside.

By Ian Smith
Thursday, 28 March, 2019, 12:24
Land at the quayside in Berwick

Berwick Coastal Community Team (CCT) has been granted £30,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund towards its Unlocking Berwick Quayside project.

Through consultancy support, the project will identify development options, through local consultation, and constraints, clarifying limitations relating to infrastructure, services, covenants and licences.

The application builds on the aspirations expressed in the Economic Plan ‘to shape a Coast & River regeneration proposal to better connect the town to its river and coastal environments and develop the economic potential of the Quayside’.

Julien Lake, CCT chairman and director of Berwick Community Trust, said: “I think everybody is really excited to be able to progress another strand of the Economic Plan and see what might be possible along the river frontage and at the quayside.

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“We are looking forward to working with partners to explore possibilities to enhance the tourism offer and hopefully stimulate the creation of some jobs.”

It is among the projects being supported through the Coastal Community Fund and Coastal Revival Fund. Tweed Dock, Berwick Barracks and the Welcome Visitor project have previously had funding from the schemes.

Amble Development Trust has received £396,000 from the Coastal Community Fund towards the Bord Waalk, a project to create a bird-themed sculpture trail of national significance to build on the highly successful Harbour Village project and raise the profile of Amble as a tourist destination.

Warkworth Harbour Commissioners get £15,750 from the Coastal Revival Fund to look at options for an old harbour office.