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“Lichfield Canal Trust” is a business name of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Limited

Reg. No. 2456172, and a Registered Charity No. 702429

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In 2009, Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust commissioned engineering consultants Atkins Limited to produce a Feasibility Study of the Lichfield Canal. Its positive findings prove its viability, subject to the usual land use, water supply, engineering and environmental detail that need to be approved at various progressive stages.

Atkins propose that the restoration be undertaken in five phases from Huddlesford Junction through 30 locks as in the past to the summit at Ogley Junction with interim water input. This will bring early economic benefits by re-connecting Lichfield to the national inland waterway system.

Phase 1 focuses on the section up to Darnford Lane, being the pound above Lock 30, estimated to cost around £2million.

Restoration of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals was brought into sharp focus when navigable crossings had to be funded during construction of the M6 Toll motorway. Private and institutional donors generated match funding for a European grant which included Cappers Bridge. Other income enabled a navigable culvert to be built under the new Birmingham Road roundabout in Lichfield. These and other works amount to a £3.5million investment.

Now is the time to capitalise on those achievements by implementing the first of five phases as proposed by Atkins for restoring the Lichfield Canal.

You can find the full Atkins Feasibility Study here

Click on these maps for a larger view of the Phase 1 restoration