New plans for
Burnham-On-Sea to Wales ferry service welcomed
proposals for a major new Bristol Channel ferry service which
would visit Burnham-On-Sea have been unveiled this week.
Entrepreneur Chris Marrow wants to launch the Severn Link ferry
operation between Burnham-On-Sea, Minehead, Ilfracombe, Swansea
Burnham town councillors Martin Cox and Neville Jones (pictured)
attended a meeting with the Severn Link boss this week where the
proposals were unveiled.
"Mr Marrow originally hoped to launch the service between
Swansea and Minehead two years ago but there were problems with
the landing area in Swansea which led to the whole project being
postponed," Cllr Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Now, he hopes to have better luck and various discussions
are underway to make this happen."
Marrow says he would like Burnham to play a significant role in
the cross-channel service, which would be great for the town."
"Having a ferry here could bring big economic benefits,
with extra shoppers, commuters and holidaymakers."
Cllr Jones added: "The economic development officer from Sedgemoor
District Council has been involved in the discussions and is keen
for this to happen, as we all are."
The proposals would see Burnham, Minehead and Penarth served
by the first phase of the ferry service, with Ilfracombe and Minehead
joining in a second phase - as shown on the map below.
Mr Marrow originally unveiled his first plans for the ferry operation
in 2008, which we reported here.
The design of Severn Link's ferries has been changed to make them
better equipped to handle the tides and conditions in the Bristol
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