you may or may not be aware of the planning application to fix a long pontoon along the harbour wall in front of the Salcombe harbour/Marine hotel.
With craft moored up to the pontoon this is going to make a considerable obstacle to dinghies attempting to short tax up this shore or for rowing boats in a foul tide, something that we have ´enjoyed´ for many years.
For those who enjoy walking on the foreshore at certain states of the tide, this will no longer be possible.
The pontoon is plastic modular, and it will be the only pontoon south of Jubilee pier, and whatever is said, iit will set an unfortunate precedent for further pontoonification of the foreshore.
you can express your opinion for or against by following this link;
John Chalmers (South hams society) says:
I have made the following comments on this application.
The harbour board only supports this application provided the landing is for public access" harbour policy in section 6.0.1. The South hams society agrees with this policy.
However , the application states in the document, on pontoon management that the only persons who will be permitted to use the pontoon will be the hotel guests by prior appointment and residents of Estura and Marine Quay.
there seems to be a conflict in these two statements, so are we to assume that the harbour board does not support this application?
Sorry this is just past the official deadline. Visiting grandchildren and late August reduce personal efficiency! But can we still squeeze in our endorsement of all the comments so far noted here? There is no doubt that Salcombe needs a flourishing hotel, but that does not mean that it should be allowed to create potential difficulties for other users of the estuary or to set a dangerous precedent for other developers with future projects - or indeed for current property owners who could be encouraged to follow with their own pontoon proposals. We urge that this proposal be rejected in its current form.
Nikki and Bill Blanch