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Project aims to bring East Yorkshire waterways back into use
8:01am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Eco info
A PROJECT aimed at bringing two East Yorkshire waterways back to life is looking for people to get involved.
The East Riding and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership is researching how the Market Weighton Canal and River Foulness can be regenerated and made available for leisure and recreational use, with better access routes and links to nearby towns and villages.
Consultants have been brought in to draw up a feasibility study for the waterways and the project team is now looking to hear from residents about a range of issues, including the facilities they would like to see introduced, what can be done to improve the environment around the canal and river and how they can be used to attract more tourists.
Colin Blundel of consultants The Planning Company, said of the project: “Waterways regeneration projects have been very successful elsewhere in the country and there is clearly potential in East Yorkshire to raise their profile and encourage their recreational use, while retaining their importance as wildlife corridors and historic resources.”