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Daventry District Council approve funding for a canal to nowhere

Posted: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:54 by Daventry Town Council

Daventry District Council approve funding to build a canal to Nowhere

Daventry Town Council is astounded by the decision made by Daventry District Council members to commit £8.71m of public money to build a 2.6km canal in the hope that they will attract further funding to connect this potential thin strip of water to the Grand Union Canal and then find further funding for a water space in the Town Centre.

The Town Council is concerned that all monies raised through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), will be earmarked for the canal and there will be no money left to fund other local infrastructure projects both in the Town and the District.

The Town Council wishes to emphasise funding is being raised via planning charges paid by developers of new housing to fund infrastructure projects within the District (CIL). This project will likely use all CIL monies and therefore reduce funding for other infrastructure projects therefore impacting on residents and parishes throughout the District not just Daventry Town.

Tags: News, Community, News:Planning, Consultation