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The canal network in South Staffordshire is significant as both a local and regional recreation and leisure resource. The canals and their towpaths are valuable assets and have great potential for recreation, nature conservation, education and tourism. The built environment related to canals is architecturally and historically significant and the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, the Stourbridge Canal and the Shropshire Union Canal all run through South Staffordshire. These canals are designated Conservation Areas.
 
The Council works with British Waterways and other agencies to safeguard and enhance the canal network in the district. Improvements to the canal environment will be encouraged to improve access to towpaths, links to the public footpath system and open spaces, the protection and creation of nature conservation areas and the conservation of canal structures and heritage features.
 
The Council supports the restoration of the Hatherton Branch Canal. The Lichfield and Hatherton Restoration Trust have proposals to restore the canal to navigable condition.
 
The Council has restored the disused Wyrley Bank Branch of the Sneyd section of the Wyrley Essington canal to a linear footpath with associated ponds and wet areas.
 
Links:

 

Conservation Areas

Fishing

 

External Link: British Waterways

External Link: Calf Heath Marina

External Link: Otherton Boat Haven

External Link: The Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

External Link: Teddesley Boat Company

External Link: Waterscape

 
Contact:

 

Canal & River Trust

West Midlands Waterways
Canal & River Trust
22 Cambrian Wharf
King Edwards Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 2AN

Email: enquiries.westmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

Grounds Maintenance and Bereavement Services
Telephone: (01902) 696405
Fax: (01902) 846553
Email: grounds@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Dr Paul Collins

Senior Conservation & Design Officer

Telephone: (01902) 696288

Fax: (01902) 696403

Email: p.collins@sstaffs.gov.uk

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