Welcome to our new web site

We are pleased that we are able to launch a refreshed version of our web site. We hope that you will find this site intuitive, and if you visited our previous site easier to navigate. We are still in the process of populating material, and indeed learning how to use the new web package so [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:13+00:00 March 19th, 2013|News|1 Comment

The Trust’s Plan for the Future: April 2012 Update

The Trust was successful in achieving outline planning permission for the whole of the canal line in August last year after a grueling and intensive four year process requiring substantial investment of time and professional fees and surveys. But the cost was worth it to secure the line that the canal would take. With this [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 April 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Derbyshire County Council Canals Officer

News that Derbyshire County Council have voted to appoint a canals officer for the County was welcomed by The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. Chris Madge, Director of the Trust and Chairman of the Members Society said “Derbyshire County Council have provided support for the Chesterfield and Cromford canals for many years and it looks [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 April 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Help needed

Now we have outline planning permission for the whole canal we need people with expertise/experience in civil engineering, drawing up and letting of contracts, fund raising, surveying, costing, computing such as spreadsheets etc. So, if you have some, or all of these skills or other relevant capabilities please contact Chris Madge.

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:15+00:00 September 1st, 2011|News|0 Comments

And South Derbyshire says YES!

In a spirited discussion at South Derbyshire District Council last night we finally received the final piece of the outline planning jigsaw. Our application was eventually approved with only one vote against. The discussion was generated due to the possible options for the first 400 metres and will need to be carefully dealt with to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:15+00:00 August 24th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Planning Success

At the planning meeting held by Derby City Council from 6pm on 7th July 2011 the Outline Planning Application was approved in an unanimous decision. Committee Chairman Robin Wood said the application was the best thing the committee had considered for a long, long time. Derby City have taken the lead role in coordinating the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:15+00:00 July 8th, 2011|News|0 Comments

Planning progress

Thanks to all those who went to the trouble of registering their views on the various websites, there were only 5 or so objections (99% on technical grounds) and to date there is only one outstanding, the Trust having satisfied the rest. We are confident that the last objection will be overcome shortly and that [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:16+00:00 December 15th, 2010|News|0 Comments