MARINA PLANS APPROVED
Two marinas have had plans for expansion approved. Cropredy Marina on the southern Oxford Canal has been given approval for enlargement plans including 100 extra moorings, despite concerns from local parish councils. And Tewkesbury Marina on the Warwickshire Avon has been given planning permission for a smaller increase from 102 to 114 berths. Meanwhile, on the Thames work is underway on a large new basin that will quadruple the size of Harleyford Marina near Marlow.