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Comment

Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Representation ID: 327

Received: 09/04/2015

Respondent: Canal & River Trust

Representation Summary:

Where development proposals benefit from a canalside location, or otherwise offer opportunities for increased access to and use of the canal towpath, the Council should consider the case for securing a developer contribution to cover the cost of providing new accesses, or upgrading towpath surfaces to enable them to cope with increased footfall arising from new development without incurring significant additional maintenance liabilities.

Full text:

Where development proposals benefit from a canalside location, or otherwise offer opportunities for increased access to and use of the canal towpath, the Council should consider the case for securing a developer contribution to cover the cost of providing new accesses, or upgrading towpath surfaces to enable them to cope with increased footfall arising from new development without incurring significant additional maintenance liabilities.