FALMOUTH Town Council has reconfirmed its commitment to the application to dredge a deep water channel into the docks.

In the month that some conservationists questioned the validity of the project following publication of the results of a trial dredge carried out last year, two of Falmouth’s Cornwall Council members have held meetings at County Hall to stress the importance of the dredging.

Councillor Candy Atherton and mayor Geoffrey Evans have met with representatives of the Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for culture and the economy, Julian German to say the council wanst to see action as soon as possible.

“We made it quite clear that it is a priority of this council and that unanimously, we want to see the dredging moving forward as quickly as possible,” said Ms Atherton.

“We will do everything in our power.”

The plan has sparked controversy due to concerns over the impact on maerl, a calcified seaweed habitat.