Taken from www.bathnes.gov.uk 

Draft WaterSpace Study

The River Avon corridor is undergoing significant redevelopment of brownfield sites, and is the focus for major new development in Bath. With this comes real opportunities to revitalise both the River Avon and Kennett & Avon Canal waterways, for people and nature.

The WaterSpace project has gathered data, mapped information, and generated ideas to work with the community and public, private and voluntary bodies to identify 35 projects and project ideas to revitalise the waterways.

• Draft WaterSpace Study Pages 1 - 67 (April 2017),  Draft WaterSpace Study Pages 68 - 145 (April 2017)
• WaterSpace Study Executive Summary (April 2017)
• Appendices including consultation reports, evidence gathering reports etc.

The WaterSpace Study includes opportunities to create moorings, improve green spaces and parks, enhance biodiversity, realise safe access for sport and leisure and improve public spaces and paths. Of the 35 projects – some are project ideas which have funding, others are part-funded, and some are just a concept.

Projects include smaller scale volunteer activities as well as bigger items and schemes which could be delivered or funded by new development or delivered on land owned by the partners.


Focusing on the River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal (Dundas Aqueduct to Bath to Hanham Lock), Bath & North East Somerset Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Canal & Rivers Trust and Wessex Water to develop an evidence base, undertake public and stakeholder consultation to identify opportunities to deliver enhancements to these waterways and adjoining land. .  The project was officially launched by the partners on 14th March 2016.

The WaterSpace project has involved surveys, mapping work, data collection and stakeholder and public engagement events, all focused on these 5 themes:
• Assets and Asset Management
• Mooring Strategy and Navigation 
• Regeneration &Development
• Water quality & Environmental Enhancement 
• Recreation and Leisure

Read more on the WaterSpace Project.

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