Go-ahead for new Ch­ester­field ter­mi­nus

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PLANS TO CRE­ATE a ter­mi­nus for a re­stored Ch­ester­field Canal as part of a ma­jor ur­ban re­gen­er­a­tion scheme for Ch­ester­field have taken a step for­ward with plan­ning ap­proval of the £75m first stage of the scheme.

With the orig­i­nal basin filled in, the re­stored five-mile length from Stave­ley to Ch­ester­field ends with a short length of the River Rother in a for­merly in­dus­trial area. Plans to cre­ate a new ter­mi­nus led to ex­ca­va­tion of a basin sev­eral years ago, but the en­trance lock is yet to be built, and there has been lit­tle progress on the sur­round­ing re­gen­er­a­tion.

That is all set to change now, with the Mas­ter­plan agreed, and clear­ance work un­der­way ready for the new Basin Square – which will ul­ti­mately see 1,200 homes, plus shops, bars and restau­rants with the canal basin at its cen­tre.

It is hoped to have the basin open by sum­mer 2018.

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