Great News! Following our application for Outline Planning Permission we arranged Public Consultation Meetings along the route of the canal at Sandiacre, Breaston, Draycott Borrowash/Spondon, Wilmorton/Alvaston, Allenton and Shelton Lock, most of which were well attended with a lively question time after the presentation.

Although there were some concerns such as construction traffic and public safety during and after construction, there was not one dissention.

The Application will shortly be uploaded onto the websites of Derby City Council, Erewash Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council for consultation so please have a look and make a comment, preferably favourable!

This is the most important step so far in the process and is a critical precursor to moving to restore the canal on a step by step process. We therefore need you to help to support the application.

Please read the notes on the Outline Planning Permission page and send your comments in support to the relevant Local Authority/s.