Planning put in for Braunton’s Velator Quay

Joseph Bulmer

Velator Quay plan: Braunton Parish Council has lodged plans to demolish part of the crumbling 140 year-old Velator Quay to make it safe.

The scheme includes “naturalising” the site, grading the land behind to form a bank and using the quay spoil to fill in an area next to the site.

The council wants to form a new concrete turning area at the top of the existing slipway and to upgrade the footpath with a hard surface.

Previous reports have said rebuilding the old quay, which is slowly being eroded by the river, could cost three times the amount of the proposed scheme, estimated around �90,000. The application follows public consultation and surveys.