Spotted at Hurleston Bottom Lock in October: a planning notice posted by Cheshire East Borough Council.
"Applicant: British Waterways Wales & Border Counties
Location: Lock 4, Hurleston Locks, Llangollen Canal, Chester Road, Hurleston, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6BU
Proposal: Refurbishment of Bottom End Mitre Lock Gates. Replacement of Timber Head and Heel Posts. Installation of Fender Signs and Replacement of Missing/Decayed Timber Fenders at the Approach to Lock"
Does BW really need planning permission to maintain its structures?
Perhaps this is the reason:
"It appears to the Council that the proposed development affects a public right of way."
I would have thought that the only "public right of way" affected by work on a lock would be if equipment was on the towpath.
Does this happen every time BW needs to do any work? What a load of bureaucracy.
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