New canalside development helps fund work on waterways
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