DLP (Planning) Ltd worked successfully in partnership with Pick Everard, who were instructed by Daventry District Council to review, update and submit a revised application for a 2.6km canal extension connecting Daventry Town Centre to the Grand Union Canal.
The application will create a new canal arm from the town at Northern Way, through predominantly open countryside, to the Grand Union Canal to the south east of the town. The application also included a mooring basin, three bridges and six locks.
As part of the project team DLP (Planning) Ltd engaged in regular meetings with the Council to advise on many aspects of the project, including bridge design, ecology requirements and what information would be necessary for the updated application.
The original application was submitted in 2011 but had stalled in the planning process. DLP (Planning) Ltd were instructed to produce a Planning Statement, Design and Access Statement and to review and update the Environment Statement including the submission of Addendums for the Heritage and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Chapters.
The application was approved at Planning Committee on the 11th January 2017 subject to conditions.
The new canal will deliver significant economic, social and environmental benefits to Daventry and the wider area.