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Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 325

Received: 09/04/2015

Respondent: Canal & River Trust

Representation Summary:

The canal and towpath should be seen in the context of a linear corridor which offers health and recreation benefits to people living and working nearby, it also has a substantial ecological value, contributes to the green infrastructure provisdion in the District and is an important historic landscape feature, providing a pleasant setting for development. As a sustainable, traffic-free route for walkers and cyclists, it can contribute positively towards the achievement of sustainable development by offering an alternative to car-based journeys.

Full text:

The canal and towpath should be seen in the context of a linear corridor which offers health and recreation benefits to people living and working nearby, it also has a substantial ecological value, contributes to the green infrastructure provisdion in the District and is an important historic landscape feature, providing a pleasant setting for development. As a sustainable, traffic-free route for walkers and cyclists, it can contribute positively towards the achievement of sustainable development by offering an alternative to car-based journeys.