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HS2: River Soar

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans
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The River Soar would be affected by the HS2 proposals where the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Viaduct passes close to Redhill Marina.

The extensive boat moorings at Redhill Marina include two marina basins and extend along the riverbanks both upstream and downstream, from Redhill Lock almost to the confluence with the River Trent.

The moorings include residential users who will be significantly impacted by noise and visual intrusion, and noise mitigation fencing should be provided across a long section of the viaduct.

The great length of the viaduct will have a major landscape impact which should be mitigated through good design.

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HS2 Phase 2B affects 16 inland waterways, both canals and river navigations, in at least 22 locations, including three canal restoration schemes.

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Waterways heritage

Our waterways heritage is what makes Britain’s canals and rivers special and it must be actively protected – through the local planning system and sufficient funding – for the future.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterway businesses

The government needs to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity to save this vital sector of the British economy and what could be a core element of the British stay-at-home leisure and holiday sectors in the coming years.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.