Residents called upon to help shape future of district's canals - The Leamington Observer

Residents called upon to help shape future of district's canals

Leamington Editorial 21st Oct, 2019   0

RESIDENTS are invited to help shape the future of Warwick district’s canals.

A public consultation has been launched on a development plan document to consider improvements to 40km of waterways, which include sections of the Grand Union and Stratford canals.

It forms part of Warwick District Council’s Local Plan which includes the designation of a Canal Conservation Area.

It aims to protect the heritage and boost activities on and around the canal.

WDC spokesman Coun John Cooke said: “This is yet another opportunity that the council is actively pursuing to encourage healthy and environmental friendly activities as we tackle the challenges of climate change.

“Our canals are a major heritage asset linking our historic towns with the countryside and strengthening Warwick district’s character, economy and tourism offer. I therefore would encourage anyone with an interest in their future, whether you are a narrowboat enthusiast, live or work close to the canal or enjoy spending time walking, jogging or cycling along the towpaths to share your views.”

Residents can respond to the document on the council’s website until December 2.


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