Whitchurch Waterway Trust Canal Basin Design Unveiled

news_whitchurchbasin150pxIssue date: 13th October 2011

The Whitchurch Waterway Trust has unveiled its proposed design for a new canal basin estimated to cost approximately £475,000.

Whitchurch residents have been invited to comment on their plans for the extending the Whitchurch Canal arm towards the town centre.

The comments and suggestions received so far have included:

  • Request to consider measures of controlling litter
  • Adjusting the shape slightly to make boat manoeuvring easier
  • To also provide facilities for moored boats such as Elsan disposal, water and electricity
  • Ideas on how the basin should be built
  • Not to have a slipway but use the space for a mooring instead¬†
  • That the picnic area should just be a seating area

The trust is now seeking the support of the Town Council to help with the costs for further design work and applying for Planning Permission.

For more information and detailed plans please visit the Whitchurch Waterway Trust Website.