‘Canal Quar­ter’ planned for Strat­ford-upon-Avon

STRAT­FORD-UPONAVON CANAL

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IN CON­TRAST TO the Strat­ford Canal’s glo­ri­ous ar­rival at Ban­croft Basin in the shadow of the Shake­speare Me­mo­rial Threatre, its ap­proach to the town runs through the back of an in­dus­trial area. But that looks set to change as a re­sult of plans to cre­ate a ‘canal quar­ter’.

The site ex­tends for over half a mile from Lock 52 to­wards the edge of the town. Ear­marked for what the Coun­cil calls “an at­trac­tive ur­ban neigh­bour­hood for Strat­ford-upon-Avon cap­i­tal­is­ing on its prox­im­ity to the town cen­tre”, the site would see 650 homes, busi­ness uses, and a wa­ter­side ‘lin­ear park’.

A de­sign study has now been ac­cepted by Strat­ford District Coun­cil, and will form the ba­sis for plan­ning pol­icy cov­er­ing fu­ture de­vel­op­ment on the site.

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