Canalside Development Plan Document
Representation ID: 72039
Respondent: Canal & River Trust
Whilst the Canal & River Trust agrees with the statement made in Policy CS5, the policy does not appear to require anything to be done by prospective applicants/developers. It simply states that the canal should be recognised as a potential renewable energy resource.
As written, the policy appears unlikely to achieve any increase in the exploration of or take up of opportunities for using the canal as a renewable energy resource as an integral element of new development proposals adjacent or sufficiently close to the canal. The policy should be strengthened to address this.