Canal plan gets green light

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COUNCILLORS voted unanimously for a plan to restore the Derby to Sandiacre Canal, to a navigable waterway at a meeting last week.

Paul Turner, founder of the canal’s trust, said the restoration work would create jobs ‘in the short and long term’ and help to improve the natural environment.

Cllr Howard Griffiths said at the Erewash Borough Council planning meeting on Wednesday: “It’s a massive project and will take some tremendous fundraising to be able to complete, but it does have some brilliant benefits for the environment in the long term.”