Planning consent has been granted for the development of Marchwood Port in Southampton, Hampshire, port managers Solent Gateway (SGL) said in a recent press release.
The development of the port approved by New Forest District Council, subject to a section 106 agreement, will modernise its operations and facilities whilst providing improved capability and support to the UK Ministry of Defence.
As part of the planning application submitted in summer 2021, the following — which are all within the existing footprint of the port — are included in the approved plans:
- creation of additional hard standing
- improved site access with enhanced security facilities
- new warehousing
- welfare facilities
- new cycle and walking connections
SGL said the improvements will allow a wide range of cargoes and commodities to be transported through the port using its Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo facilities and stored on-site.
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