New canal­side de­vel­op­ment helps fund work on wa­ter­ways

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

DE­VEL­OP­ERS are start­ing work on new canal­side homes which will help fund im­prove­ments along the wa­ter­ways.

The Canal and River Trust has owned the land on the banks of the canal off Hurst Lane in Bolling­ton but has sold it for de­vel­op­ment for raise money to help its work main­tain­ing canals. It has per­mis­sion for a gated col­lec­tion of four de­tached and two semi-de­tached houses, called Aqueduct Wharf.

Lynn Pe­gler, spokesman for the trust which used to be Bri­tish Wa­ter­ways, said de­vel­op­ments like this are vi­tal to help fund the canals.

She said: “The trust runs 2,000 miles of canal net­work which dates back to 200 years ago.

“That es­tate comes with parcels of land with things like pubs, canal build­ings, wharf build­ings and ware­houses.

“Any rev­enue from the re­lease of this land is ploughed back into the wa­ter­ways. This could be in Bolling­ton, but goes to ar­eas of pri­or­ity.

“It’s im­por­tant we have a stream of rev­enue to keep the canals run­ning.”

The site was a join­ery work­shop un­til about a year ago.

Hen­der­son Homes, based in Knutsford, is the firm car­ry­ing out the build­ing work and bosses as­sure res­i­dents that con­struc­tion traf­fic and noise will be kept to a min­i­mum.

Con­struc­tion of the six houses is likely to take around 40 weeks.

Lynn said: “We be­lieve the end re­sult will greatly en­hance the ap­pear­ance of the canal cor­ri­dor in Bolling­ton and pro­vide the town with much­needed, at­trac­tive fam­ily-sized homes.”

Any­one who is in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing one of the homes off-plan should con­tact Holmes Naden on 01625 560535 or email sales@ holmes­naden.com.

Con­tact Jonathan Hill at Hen­der­son Homes on 01565 832786 with queries about the de­vel­op­ment.

●● The site for a pro­posed res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment, Aqueduct Wharf, on the banks of the Mac­cles­field Canal, off Hurst Lane in Bolling­ton

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