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Arup Report on the Hatherton Canal

Ove Arup & Partners, Feasibility Report on the Hatherton Canal, managed by British Waterways for the Trust, September 2006.

Please note that due to the burden of environmental constraints the Arup Report sections 3.25 - 3.29 and Drawing nos. 13 - 16  have been formally replaced by new proposals defined below.

Published Reports

Feasibility and Environmental Studies

Atkins Supplementary Report on the Hatherton Canal

The Trust commissioned W S Atkins Limited to undertake a Supplementary Feasibility Report on an alternate route to connect with the northern Birmingham Canal Navigations via the former Lord Hay Branch on the Wyrley & Essington Canal.
Published in February 2009.  

This report acknowledges its dependence on the Arup Report in other respects.

© Please note these reports are protected by copyright law. It is an offence to copy or adapt the content without permission of the owners.

Atkins Report on the Lichfield Canal

W S Atkins PLC was engaged by the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Limited to undertake a study and report on the feasibility of restoring the Lichfield Canal. The report was published in July 2009.  An Executive Summary is published here and the full report may be downloaded.

Sharkey Environmental Report on the Lichfield Canal

Sharkey Environmental Report A Report by Ed Sharkey Associates on The Potential Impacts, Environmental Benefits and Disbenefits of The Restoration of the Lichfield Canal, plus plans originally bound into the printed version, February 2000.

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The following Studies and Reports are available as downloads in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.

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