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Valuing Waterways – A detailed examination

The headings under which this approach could operate are:

  1. Business and Economy, including economic development, corporate property, working in partnership and health and safety.
  2. Tourism, promoting and supporting the canals in generating business leisure and income.
  3. The Environment, safeguarding quality of life issues such as flooding, climate change, biodiversity, conservation and environmental management.
  4. Highways, including rights of way and sustainable modes of travel.
  5. Health and Social Care, providing for the care and well-being of adults and children, notably through leisure facilities.
  6. Community, including community safety, volunteering, and community leadership.

We can now examine each of the above policy areas in turn, identifying the ways in which good canal management, restoration or preservation can contribute to the approach.