The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust has commissioned a number of Feasibility and Development Reports some of which are available here and the rest coming soon.

This report by Astley Associates July 2007 has been divided into 4 files for ease of download.

Contents of File 1
  1. The History of the Canals
  2. The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust
  3. The Wider Restoration Proposals
  4. Government Policy
  5. Inland Waterways Advisory Council
  6. The Local Planning Position
  7. Wappenshall Junction to Lubstree Wharf – Work Packages
  8. Engineering and Construction Issues
  9. Total Estimated Cost
  10. Water Supply

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Contents of File 2
  1. Land Ownership
  2. Regeneration and Tourism Development Opportunities

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Contents of File 3
  1. Heritage Restoration Opportunities
  2. Leisure and Educational Opportunities
  3. Environmental Issues
  4. Linkage with Other Sections – a phased approach
  5. Capital Funding
  6. Partnerships
  7. Summary

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Contents of File 4

Appendices

Location Plan of Work Packages 17, 18 & 19

The Buildings at Lubstree - Recent Photographs

Bed East of Preston Bridge B20 and Wappenshall Junction

Wappenshall Junction – Warehouses

Detailed Plans of the Development Proposals at Wappenshall - Site, Floor and Elevation Plans

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This report by Astley Associates July 2007, has been divided into two files for ease of download.

Contents of File 1
  1. The History of the Canals
  2. The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust
  3. The Wider Restoration Proposals
  4. Government Policy
  5. Inland Waterways Advisory Council
  6. The Local Planning Position
  7. Forton Bridge to Newport Town Wharf – Work Packages
  8. Engineering and Construction Issues
  9. Total Estimated Cost
  10. Water Supply
  11. Land Ownership

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Contents of File 2
  1. Regeneration and Tourism Development Opportunities
  2. Heritage Restoration Opportunities
  3. Leisure and Educational Opportunities
  4. Sustainability and Environment
  5. Linkage with Other Sections – a phased approach
  6. Capital Funding
  7. Partnerships
  8. Summary

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There is a brief summary of this report available: Summary

But if you want to read the entire report you can view each section in a separate .pdf file.

Please click on the section title to open the file.

  1. Introduction      
  2. What Remains Today
  3. Proposed Works and Costings     
  4. Key Projects      
  5. Policy Review       
  6. Ecology      
  7. Heritage        
  8. Economic Benefits        
  9. Funding Sources      
  10. The Way Forward    

Appendix 1     
Appendix 2     
Appendix 3     
Appendix 4

This is a report by the Shropshire Union Canal Society from 1991 concerning the feasibility and benefits of restoring the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals.  To view a copy please click the pdf icon: