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Judge declares Leeds Canal-side planning policies ‘unlawful’

By Court reporter Thursday, 26 September 2013

Leeds City Council’s attempts to protect the city’s historic canal-side from housing development have suffered a major setback after a High Court judge declared two council planning policies ‘unlawful’.

The council was sent back to the drawing board when a judge declared unlawful the crucial planning policies designed . . . → Read More: Judge declares Leeds Canal-side planning policies ‘unlawful’

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Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers

Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers to save Midlands Waterway Restoration

Issue date: 16th April 2013

The Inland Waterways Association has joined local residents in a battle to prevent private developers’ wrecking the restoration of an historic West Midlands waterway for the community.

When plans were first agreed by Birmingham City Council for . . . → Read More: Waterway Charities Line up against Supermarket Developers

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Canalside dream set to become a reality

Burton Daily Mail reports on ambitious plans for a canal-side development which could turn a former mining village into a tourist destination are to be showcased for the first time.

The scheme will see up to 400 new homes built off Burton Road in Measham, linked by an 800-metre stretch of newly dug canal to . . . → Read More: Canalside dream set to become a reality

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Regeneration of Marsworth is given approval

Published on Saturday 5 May 2012 08:00, Bucks Herald

APPROVAL has been given for a waterside residential development at Marsworth.

The application by British Waterways was for the building of 12 new dwellings and the conversion of the former carpenter’s workshop to provide a total of 13 new dwellings with new and upgraded boater’s facilities, . . . → Read More: Regeneration of Marsworth is given approval

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Huge London Gateway Project Moves Ahead

Dredging Today reports:

The London Gateway Project is one of the capitals largest construction sites on the former Shell Haven refinery near Stanford Le Hope. With a 1.5bn investment the site is being reclaimed and developed by DP World into the first major deep sea container port.Large scale land reclamation work is needed to build . . . → Read More: Huge London Gateway Project Moves Ahead

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Canals as a focus for community renewal

Once the butt of jokes about shopping trolleys and pollution, canals have, over the last decade, become an important focus for urban and rural renewal.

Half of our waterways flow through government priority areas for investment and regeneration, and British Waterways is influencing and enabling an estimated £10 billion worth of projects to revive waterfronts . . . → Read More: Canals as a focus for community renewal

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Llangollen – £15m marina plan at former chemical works

25 October 2010 |

Published by: Claire Gallagher, Wrexham & Flintshire News

The plans for a £15m marina in Cefn are continuing to gather support.

Dave Metcalfe, group leader of the Plas Kynaston Canal and Marina Group, said he was “amazed” by the response so far.

Mr Metcalfe said Wrexham Council was looking to . . . → Read More: Llangollen – £15m marina plan at former chemical works

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New partnership to promote Stoke-on-Trent canals

A partnership which plans to strengthen the appeal of canals has been formed in Stoke-on-Trent.

The city council said it would work with a number of organisations, including British Waterways and Inland Waterways Association.

It added the group would work to apply planning policies that identified sites “that can bring forward high quality waterside environments”.

. . . → Read More: New partnership to promote Stoke-on-Trent canals

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Oxford Canal overhaul on the right path

6:10pm Thursday 5th August 2010

By Chris Buratta »

WORK to overhaul the Oxford Canal towpath in Jericho is set to begin this week, marking the latest stage in four years of waterway improvements across the city.

The path connecting Isis Lock and Walton Well Road will be resurfaced in a project costing £115,000.

Passing . . . → Read More: Oxford Canal overhaul on the right path