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Have your say on pontoon proposal for Knab Rock in Mumbles


Views are now wanted on a proposal to create a new pontoon at Knab Rock in Mumbles.

Swansea Council is behind the proposal, which is aimed at making it easier for boat users to access the water there.

These include fishermen, pleasure boaters and yacht users.

If the pontoon gets the go-ahead, it would be attached to the slipway at Knab Rock. The pontoon would also give people with some disabilities better access to boats on the water there.

Other benefits of the new pontoon would include the chance for local fishermen to offer a greater range of services, including fishing trips. The pontoon could also be potentially used as a boarding point in future for water taxis between Mumbles and other parts of the city including Swansea Marina.

Cllr Andrew Stevens, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: “Boat users including fishermen – especially if they’re by themselves – currently find it very difficult to board their vessels at Knab Rock without getting very wet.

“A new pontoon at the location would give these boat users easier and safer access to their boats there, while also encouraging a greater range of uses like fishing trips and water sports opportunities for local residents and visitors.

“In future, there’s also the potential to link parts of Swansea by water taxi, so the new pontoon at Knab Rock could be used as a pick-up and drop-off point.

“We’re after as much feedback as possible though before this proposal potentially takes its next steps. That’s why we’d ask anyone interested to take a look at our online consultation and give their views so we can consider them in the coming weeks and months.”

The proposal would be funded by Swansea Council’s Economic Recovery Fund – a major pot of money helping communities and businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.

Head to swansea.gov.uk/knabrockpontoonconsultation to have your say by a deadline of September 11.