News with tag 'Campaigns'

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 1 Consultation Response

Date: 28/02/2014

IWA has submitted its response to HS2's Phase 1 Hybrid Bill Environmental Statement Consultation.

The Government first announced its preferred route for the £42 billion HS2 high speed rail line between London and the Midlands ...

IWA Welcomes Legal Decision on Moorings

Date: 20/02/2014

IWA has welcomed the decision by Mr Nick Brown, on 19th February, to abandon judicial review proceedings against Canal & River Trust over its mooring guidelines. The Association believes this now clears the way for the Trust to make good ...

IWA Submits HS2 Phase 2 Consultation Response

Date: 31/01/2014

On 30th January, IWA submitted its response to the HS2 high speed rail Phase 2 consultation.

IWA posted an initial draft of the reply to the consultation regarding the proposed routes from the West Midlands to Manchester and to ...

Thames Lock Keepers Under Threat

Date: 20/01/2014

GMB, the union for Environment Agency (EA) staff, has announced that it has discovered that EA plans to cut 90 resident lock and weir keeper posts from the river Thames. This follows the announcement from EA last year that it has planned staff ...

Individuals Urged to Respond to HS2 Consultation

Date: 16/01/2014

The High Speed Rail (HS2) Phase 2 consultation on the initial preferred route for Phase 2 from Birmingham to Manchester, and Birmingham to Leeds, closes on 31st January 2014.
 
IWA has been working with canal societies, CRT and ...

HLF Grant for Pocklington Canal Project

Date: 15/01/2014

A project to protect important wildlife habitats and repair the 200 year-old Church Bridge on the Pocklington Canal has received a boost with an HLF Stage 1 grant of £47,100. The money will help the project team, CRT in partnership with ...

HS2 Update

Date: 16/12/2013

Phase 1 Hybrid Bill and Environmental Statement Consultation
After the flurry of news and information on HS2 issued late in November, we have now had chance to sort out the critical pieces and begin work on them.
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HS2 Campaign - Phase 2 Consultation

Date: 15/11/2013

HS2 Phase 2 comprises two further sections of track, beyond those in Phase 1 which proposed a route from London to Birmingham, with a link to the north of Birmingham rejoining the existing West Coast Main Line at Handsacre. This route also ...

HS2 - the Long Term View?

Date: 04/11/2013

We are very much in the throes of the possible birth of HS2 at the moment, and it is already difficult from a waterways point of view. However, assuming it does go ahead and get built, what of the long term view?

Les Etheridge, ...

Lapal Canal and Selly Oak Development Update

Date: 24/10/2013

On 17th October, Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee approved an outline planning application made by the Harvest Partnership (key constituent members being J Sainsbury and Land Securities) to redevelop the old ...

HS2 - Fradley Feasibility Study Hiccup

Date: 22/10/2013

In mid-August IWA trustees agreed to retain rail consulting engineers to undertake a feasibility study of the Association's proposals for an alternative route for HS2 at Fradley, aiming to avoid three of the four proposed crossings of the

Support for Thames Tideway Tunnel

Date: 11/10/2013

The examination of the planning application to build the Thames Tideway Tunnel has begun, with a preliminary hearing which took place at London’s Barbican Centre on 12th September 2013.
Representatives from Thames Tunnel Now (TTN), ...

Selly Oak Development, Birmingham

Date: 17/09/2013

The outline planning application for the new Sainsbury’s store at the junction of the Lapal and Worcester & Birmingham canals was considered by went to Birmingham City Council’s planning committee on 5th September, with ...

Successful Himalayan Balsam Campaign for 2013

Date: 17/09/2013

 

August saw the end of a very productive Himalayan Balsam campaign season in 2013. IWA Branches from across the country worked hard to locate and remove the invasive plant in order to limit its spread and hopefully eradicate the ...

Chester to Host 2014 IWA Campaign Festival

Date: 13/09/2013

IWA is to hold a National Campaign Festival on the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester over the weekend of 6th - 8th June 2014.
 
The Festival, hosted by IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch will be held in the Tower Wharf area, ...

Planning for New Marinas

Date: 03/09/2013

One of IWA's two planning consultants, Bob Dewey (BA(Hons), MBA, MRTPI) has issued some advice on planning for new marinas, to explain how the planning system operates and how local authority planners may react to objections.

There ...

HS2 Coverage in the News

Date: 03/09/2013

The national press has recently reported on the proposed HS2 new rail line, citing comments and survey results from individuals and organisations, indicating the project is not justified and forecasting the imminent abandonment of it. ...

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