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Heavy winter rainfall delays marina completion
9:30am Friday 15th February 2013 in News
A NEW marina in North Oxfordshire has been delayed by severe winter weather waterlogging the ground.
The 249-berth Cropredy Marina, north of the village, has been delayed by “a few weeks” and is now expected to open on July 1.
The site sits on dense clay which has become waterlogged and is slow to dry out.
Cropredy Marina developer Tim Langer said: “Severe winter weather over the past few months has led to delays in the construction.
“Our contractors have done a brilliant job to get as far as they have and, despite awful conditions, have managed to keep work going on site until mid-January.
“The main basin is already fully excavated, and the canal entrances have been built.
“However, the ground is now so waterlogged that they have had to suspend operations for a few weeks.”
He said customers were receiving regular updates and those affected by the delay would be accommodated at Crick Marina until Cropredy opens.
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