Banbury Canal Partnership was formally constituted at the inaugural AGM last evening (11th December 2013)
Along with the business of electing a Chairman, Membership Secretary and Committee Members there followed a discussion about the proposed development of Castle Quay 2 and how it would affect the canal, and a decision was made that our first volunteer project should be painting and tidying up at Kings Sutton Lock. (Watch out for the date in our Events Calendar!)
A planning application was submitted on 18 Oct 2013 for a canal-side development in Banbury town centre being referred to as CQ2 (Castle Quay phase 2)
The proposal includes the demolition of the northern car park and the General Foods Sports and Social Club and includes the erection of a glazed canopy over the canal. This is sure to provoke a wide range of opinions from Banbury residents.
The planning application can be seen at http://www.publicaccess.cherwell.gov.uk/online-applications/caseDetails.do?action=dispatch&keyVal=MUV12NEM0K200&caseType=Application
The Banbury Guardian reported here back in August.