Current consultations

From time to time the decisions we make can change the way you use the canal and river network. Where this happens we always try to get your input. Where it's a complex decision or has national interest, we will carry out a formal consultation. They don't happen all the time but if there are any underway you'll find them below.

Ashton Canal Towpath Improvement Scheme

Working in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester and others, we have been successful in securing funding to undertake towpath enhancements over an 8km stretch of the Ashton Canal. The primary objective of the scheme is to create a safe and sustainable corridor for all users, which will flow direct into the heart of the city of Manchester and link the adjacent communities and neighbourhoods along the canal.

As part of the development of the project, we are seeking comments and suggestions so that our customers have the opportunity to be involved with the final design.

If you would like more information about the project or have any comments you would like to submit please contact - nick.smith3@canalrivertrust.org.uk by 26 May 2014

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Birmingham Roundhouse Consultation

We are working with the National Trust to consult on the future use of the Roundhouse in Birmingham. This rare circular Grade II* listed building is owned by Canal & River Trust and we are keen to find new, creative uses for the space.

Some of the ideas that are being explored include a cycle store and workshop, facilities for local people and commuters, catering, and a hub for local businesses.

Full details can be found in the consultation document, including how to share your views.