Ambitious plans to transform Burry Port are one step closer following developments at the town’s historic harbour.
The Marine Group has secured the lease to run the 420-berth harbour with plans to convert and extend the existing RNLI building, once the new lifeboat base is complete.
The conversion of the existing RNLI base will include a new marina management office, with modern changing rooms and a café and restaurant unit.
It is hoped the new move will kick start the wider regeneration plans of the Burry Port Harbourside development which is driven forward by the Llanelli Waterside Joint Venture.
The Harbourside offers a perfect mix of development opportunities and has already secured planning consent for mixed use developments which include two housing development sites, a live work area and a commercial leisure site affording opportunities for retail, restaurant, pub and hotel.
Investment has also been made in infrastructure and transport to make the area more accessible and now provides perfect access into the Pembrey Peninsula and Ffos Las racecourse.
The plans were unveiled at an open day held last week at Burry Port Memorial Hall, with positive feedback provided locally to further inform future plans and needs.
The council’s executive board member for regeneration, Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “We are committed to the regeneration of Burry Port and hope that the developments at the harbour will be just the beginning and stimulate interest in our wider aspirations for the area. Our ambitious plans would provide an exciting new waterfront area that compliments the town centre to the north.”