Newport canal lock gate project gets the go ahead

Written on June 19, 2021

A project to hang lock gates on the Newport canal to remind visitors of its heritage have moved a step closer, but it is only the first step in plans that could include a boat.

Telford and Wrekin Council has granted planning permission for the gates, near Roving Bridge, to be hung.

Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust and Newport Town Council say a meeting will now be held with the principal contractor to move the project forward.

Borough and town councillor Tim Nelson, said it was hoped the gates cold be put in place in the open position this summer.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

Nova FM

Newport's Best Music Mix

Current track