Municipal Buildings bosses insist the redevelopment of Inchgreen Dry Dock is still on track

MUNICIPAL Buildings bosses insist the redevelopment of Inchgreen Dry Dock is still on track despite plans for for a £10m renewable energy hub being dead in the water.

Inverclyde Council says it is confident that it will still be able to take advantage of UK and Scottish government City Deal cash to breathe new life into the historic maritime site.

The Tele recently revealed how the original proposal for it has been abandoned after being deemed as no longer viable.

Alternative ideas are now being looked at, although officials remain tight-lipped about the nature of them.

The site is owned by private firm Peel Ports.

A council spokesman said: "It is disappointing that the original ambitious renewables hub proposal at Inchgreen has suffered from changes to the market.

"We are committed to ensuring that Inverclyde continues to benefit from the City Deal and that a project will be able to be delivered.

"With a completion date of 2022, Inchgreen was always a longer term project among the £1bn investment across the west of Scotland through the City Deal.

"Any alterations to that or any other project requires council and City Deal cabinet approval before anything is agreed.

"We are also continuing to develop the plans for a new Ocean Terminal berthing and visitor facility and to develop road infrastructure at Inverkip to unlock development opportunities at the former power station site.

"Inverclyde's City Deal projects are unique in that they have been b....

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