Furlong Mills is an historic and well established processor and supplier of raw materials to the pottery industry. It is included in this project plan as it has a significant impact on the area. A land swap with Furlong Mills in the marina area has been proposed. To the east of the marina, Furlong Mills own a warehouse building which may be restored and improved as part of the development of canal-related business in this area. Both these changes would improve the visual appearance of the terminus area.
In informal discussions it has been suggested that Furlong Mills might like to acquire the northern end of the land earmarked for the marina to allow expansion of their warehouse. If this were to happen there would be an opportunity to create a more visually appealing exterior than the corrugated building seen at present.
Furlong Mills, Canal & River Trust, boatyard operator