Boat lift idea rises up the coun­cil agenda

DAVEN­TRY ARM

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PRO­POS­ALS TO CRE­ATE a new Daven­try arm of the Grand Union Canal have moved a step nearer to re­al­i­sa­tion with the an­nounce­ment that Daven­try Dis­trict Coun­cil has ear­marked £110,000 to­wards plan­ning a boat lift as part of the scheme.

A Daven­try arm was pro­posed when the canal was built, but was dropped from the plans – to be re­vived two cen­turies later. Sup­port from the Dis­trict Coun­cil led to plans for a two-mile arm climb­ing ei­ther via a flight of locks or a boat lift to

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