A historic Cornish harbour has gone on sale for £4.4m. The port at Charlestown has been in private ownership for nearly 20 years and is now being sold by its owner Robin Davies.
Mr Davies, 69, has placed the 3.5 acre plot of land and water up for sale which includes his many businesses.
A delegation from Falmouth is in Brussels today to seek advice on dredging the town's harbour.
The work threatens a rare seaweed that's protected by European delegation. Unions and port officials want to know how the work can go ahead within EU rules.
A trial is due to take place in May to decide if Falmouth Harbour should be dredged. Although it would boost the local economy creating hundreds of jobs, conservationists worry that it could damage a rare seaweed which grows in the Harbour. Steve Hardy reports.
Dredging could take place in Falmouth Harbour as part of a scientific trial to see if it has any harmful impact on the seabed. The harbour authority says dredging is essential to allow the port to develop in the future. The trial could start as early as May if permission is granted.
Falmouth harbour will soon be dredged as part of a scientific trial. It's part of a joint project between the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Cornwall Council and Plymouth University.
It was announced on March 6 that all ferries running out of Weymouth will be suspended for the entire summer due to a damaged harbour wall. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have sent a statement on their current position.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability Ian Roebuck said:
“Contractors working on behalf of the borough council have been carrying out immediate works in an attempt to stabilise the area around the berth used by Condor Ferries.
“Careful monitoring has revealed that the instability is continuing. The expert advice is that the immediate work has been unsuccessful and we need to look at a different and lasting solution.
“Public safety must be the borough council’s over-riding concern and we have kept Condor informed of the developing situation.
“The council understands the importance of Condor Ferries to the borough. It is committed to working with the company to ensure any long-term plans for the harbour peninsula meet its future business needs and that Condor is able to resume sailings from the town as soon as possible.”