"Ahead of the Isle of Wight Council’s planning hearing on the Harrison Trust Medina Yard planning application on 27th March, the Commissioners and I would like to highlight the issues and risks to marine employment that this application poses to Cowes and the wider Island," writes Capt. Stuart McIntosh
"Through our Harbour Advisory Committee, we are aware of the high level of interest and enquiries from stakeholders asking about Cowes Harbour Commission’s position and views, and hence this newsletter to inform our harbour uses.
"CHC’s policy and advice to all the key parties over the past 10 years has been and remains consistent, regarding the three current marine employment sites in various stages of development in the Medina Valley, and is detailed in our article [see link to newsletter below].
"Our policy is to support the sustainable retention and development of waterfront marine employment sites and CHC is committed to continuing to work with all parties, regardless of the final planning application decision for Medina Yard, in order to find suitable interim and long-term solutions for marine industry and employment in the Medina Valley."
• Read the 20th March 2018 CHC NewsletterTop photo: MV Sea Trident (60m LOA and 3.6m draught) moored at Medina Yard