Proposals to allow more people to live at the marina in Becket’s Park, Northampton, should be approved by councillors next week.
The Environment Agency revealed earlier this month that there was an ‘urgent need’ for more residential moorings at the £2.5 million facility.
The marina currently has 82 moorings, but only six where people can live all year round.
Latest plans by the Environment Agency would see that number increase to 18.
In a report which will be seen by members of Northampton Borough Council’s planning committee, Guildhall officials said the development should be allowed.
The report said: “The impact of the proposed development upon the character of the wider area, residential amenity, visual amenity and flood risk is considered to be acceptable.”
The planning committee will make a final decision on whether or not the marina development should be allowed during a meeting on Tuesday, October 1.
The £2.5 million marina at Becket’ Park in Northampton was built in a disused boating lake near Bedford Road.
Money made from the operation of the marina is pumped back into waterway improvements in Northampton by the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency has said the development of the marina has also helped to reduce crime rates in Becket’s Park.