The Melksham Link
The Melksham Link provides a new route for the Wilts & Berks Canal in Melksham using part of the River Avon in the town centre.
Artist's Impression of narrowboat moored on the River Avon below Town Bridge
The project team have been consulting the local community and working on designs for the scheme since the Partnership endorsed the project as its top priority in 2009.
Information as at June 2017
The project team is currently assessing the latest comments from the Environment Agency on the Environment Statement. Consultants Black & Veatch will shortly be instructed to carry out further work to address these issues. It is still intended that the planning application is considered by Wiltshire Council by Autumn 2017 latest.
A full economic assesment report has been produced showing the benefits for the local area. You can download this report by clicking here
The scheme has been submitted to Wiltshire Council as a planning application reference number is W/12/01080/FUL Following an initial assessement further ecological surveys have been carried out to produce an Environment Statement which has been submitted to Wilsthire Council together with revised drawings . You can download the Environment Statement by clicking here
You can comment on the application on the Wiltshire Council planning web site by clicking here
The original plans and documents are also downloadable from this page:
Please note that the following drawings and plans are © Wilts & Berks Canal Trust 2012 and by downloading the documents you are acknowledging this copyright :
The following reports are sourced from publicly available 3rd party reports: