New sheds down­sized

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

New boat sheds planned for Plim­mer­ton Boat­ing Club will be scaled down af­ter con­cerns about their size were voiced by neigh­bours.

A pub­lic meet­ing was held on De­cem­ber 15 to air the club’s plans for re­de­vel­op­ment. Its first project will be de­mol­ish­ing two dozen age­ing boat sheds on its west­ern boundary and re­plac­ing them with a smaller num­ber of larger sheds.

Peo­ple liv­ing near the club were con­cerned the new boat sheds would block their sea views, club com­modore Andy Robertshawe says.

The club’s strate­gic devel­op­ment sub­com­mit­tee is now re­draw­ing its plans, which will be pre­sented again in Fe­bru­ary, he says.

‘‘We’re try­ing to come up with a pro­posal ev­ery­body’s happy with.’’

The boat sheds are dated and were built for dinghies, not the big­ger boats most mem­bers have to­day, Mr Robertshawe says.

The club wants to build a new sea wall, re­ar­range its park­ing, and re­de­velop its club­house af­ter the boat shed project is com­plete.

Cost­ings and more com­plete plans on all stages of the devel­op­ment will be pre­sented at the yetto-be ar­ranged Fe­bru­ary meet­ing, he says.

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