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HS2: Nottingham Canal

HS2: Nottingham Canal

The decision to scrap much of the Eastern Leg of HS2 Phase 2b, means that the Nottingham Canal is no longer under threat from HS2.

Although the Nottingham Canal is abandoned and not currently proposed for restoration, much of its towpath remains used as a footpath and a long section of the canal between Eastwood, Trowell and Wollaton is capable of restoration as a local amenity.

However, the Proposed Scheme plan showed the Trowell Embankment across the canal, near the A609 Nottingham Road Underbridge, with the towpath closed and a footpath diversion. This would have threatened the continuity of the towpath (Trowell Footpath 23).

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