A public Exhibition and Consultation on the Canal Route through Wanborough will be held at Wanborough Village Hall from 3.00pm to 7.00pm on Wednesday 29th May. The hall is in the High Street opposite The Harrow pub at SN4 0AD.
The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is considering options for the canal route through Wanborough and seeks your views about them. The route options will be on view and trust members available to explain them. The plans are also available here.
The Trust is restoring the historic route of the Wilts & Berks Canal with diversions where necessary to enable the reconnection of the Kennet and Avon Canal near Melksham through Swindon to the River Thames at Abingdon.
The Trust is developing the canal with, and for, the local communities along the route as a public access area for walking, cycling or just watching, as well as boating. The improvement of biodiversity and the environment for people are key aims of the restoration projects.
The canal route from the crossing of Pack Hill road to the crossing of Wanborough Road is a particularly difficult length. The canal route is dependent upon the route chosen for the Southern Connector Road which has now been published. Local constraints such as the important archaeological remains recently discovered there and the drainage in the area are also important.
The Trust has now developed several options for the route and seeks views about them from local residents, landowners and the general public as well as the authorities which have to be consulted before a route can be chosen.
The posters are available here.
Click map below for a quick look at the area -