Restoration Plan


Planning for the restoration of a new waterway is complex, taking many years to achieve whilst involving many people and organisations. Whilst no two waterways are the same, there are a number of core tasks such as feasibility, design and construction, that need to be completed if the restoration project is to be a success.


The Restoration Guide has been developed by the The Canal & River Trust and The Inland Waterway Association, setting out these core tasks into key work stages - each with clear boundaries, detailing the tasks and outputs required at each stage. The work stages are aligned with the RIBA Plan of Work (2013) to ensure compatibility with construction industry standards. 


The full reference document, which can be downloaded HERE is for all those involved in planning the restoration or construction of waterways. And this is the plan we aim to follow in our long-term quest to restore the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster Canal.

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