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Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 324

Received: 09/04/2015

Respondent: Canal & River Trust

Representation Summary:

It is important to consider whether there are opportunities to provide new or enhanced access to the canal and towpath within the District, in order to encourage greater use. Where appropriate, we consider that new development close to, or adjoining the canal, should seek to make provision for new or improved access to the canal towpath where it is practicable to do so. This could also extend to improvements to the towpath itself in order to enable it to accommodate greater use without significantly increasing maintenance liabilities.

Full text:

It is important to consider whether there are opportunities to provide new or enhanced access to the canal and towpath within the District, in order to encourage greater use. Where appropriate, we consider that new development close to, or adjoining the canal, should seek to make provision for new or improved access to the canal towpath where it is practicable to do so. This could also extend to improvements to the towpath itself in order to enable it to accommodate greater use without significantly increasing maintenance liabilities.