Windermere Aquatic Ambleside
The plans were designed by JMP Architects

Approval for Waterhead Marine holiday park

Dan Whelan

The Lake District National Park Authority has approved an application to redevelop a site on the shores of Windermere into a holiday park, in a scheme led by marina operator Windermere Aquatic. 

The Waterhead Marine site lies next to the A591 to Ambleside, and the plans include the construction of holiday lets between two new-build houses, one with four bedrooms and one with five. 

Windermere Aquatic’s proposals also include the redevelopment of the marina to provide 47 mooring berths. 

Harry Tonge, associate at Steven Abbott Associates, the planning consultant for the scheme, said: “We have worked with LDNPA on this project for several years and the current proposals were developed in close consultation with the planners and members at LDNPA. 

“The scheme will deliver high quality redevelopment of a site which is part of the important gateway to Ambleside.” 

A local authority, the Lakes Parish Council, objected to the scheme on the grounds that there is inadequate parking provision and the development is located at a dangerous and narrow point of the A591.

In addition to Steven Abbott Associates, the project team includes specialist consultant Marina Projects, architect JMP Architects, planner WYG and engineers CampbellReith and Envirotech.  

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