Windermere shoreline project

New plans to redevelop Windermere shoreline has just been unveiled. South Lakeland District Council says the £2 million project will "transform" the area and will create new buildings, improved jetties and new parking spaces at Ferry Nab.

Full report: Windermere shoreline investment

Plans to transform the shoreline of one of Cumbria's most popular lakes have been unveiled. It is hoped it will encourage people to spend more time on and around the lake at Windermere.

If the project gets the green light, there will be hundreds more parking spaces, a new building and bigger jetties - so room for lots more boats.

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“It is a major investment and a vote of confidence for the area."

"This is a place people can come and leave their car while they explore the area on foot, by boat or bike. It will help bring access to the lake to ordinary families as well as attracting visitors to the whole area.

“It is a major investment and a vote of confidence for the area. We believe it will bring huge economic benefits not just to Windermere and Bowness but also to other attractions in the area.”

– Michael Keane, SLDC Assistant Director of Strategic Planning

SLDC: New scheme will create new jobs

SLDC says the new scheme will include a new outdoor adventure shop and café - and will create at least 10 permanent jobs. Two mountain bike skills areas will also be created.

Three of the area’s jetties will increase capacity, with one of them designated for public use.

There are plans for the new public jetty to cater for an estimated 22 boats, increasing the number of public moorings in the area from 31 to 40.

The council also says the capacity of Braithwaite Fold car park will increase from 383 to 720 spaces and electric bike and car charging points will be installed.

£2M investment for Windermere shoreline

New plans to redevelop Windermere shoreline have been unveiled.

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) says the £2 million project will "transform" the area and will create new buildings, improved jetties and new parking spaces at Ferry Nab.

The council has applied for planning permission to the Lake District National Park Authority for the new project, which it says will improve access for families and lake-users.