DLA help launch plans for new Waterway Park
DLA has been working closely with the B&MK Waterway Consortium to prepare a comprehensive vision for a Waterway Park connecting Milton Keynes with Bedford. The B&MK Waterway Consortium, which includes local authorities of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes; SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership); Canal and Rivers Trust (C&RT); Environment Agency, the Forest of Marston Vale and Milton Keynes Parks Trust to promote the strategy.
The 26 Km Waterway Park, which will connect the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes with the River Ouse at Bedford, is expected to boost tourism and economic growth in the region as well as helping improve flood prevention and waterway management. The Waterway will provide a green corridor linking communities and new developments in the area, many of which David Lock Associates have been involved with.
Speaking at the launch of the project, DLA Partner Simon Collier said: “Having been approached in 2015, DLA are delighted to have worked closely alongside the Consortium to prepare a comprehensive vision for a Waterway Park connecting Milton Keynes with Bedford. It is an exciting, challenging and long term project which looks beyond boundaries, engaging a diverse group of committed stakeholders, to deliver a unique east-west link.”
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