Issue details

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Towpath Upgrade Phase 3:

To seek Cabinet approval for the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure to enter into a funding agreement with the European Regional Development Fund and permit the Canal & River Trust (as project partner) to commence works via their term contractor from September 2020.


For more information on this decision, please contact lead officer:


Richard Lloyd – Senior Engineer Tel: 01452 583557


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/04/2020

Decision due: 17 Jun 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood

Contact: Colin Chick, Executive Director of Economy, Economy and Infrastructure Email:


Local Members: Cllr Mark Hawthorne (Quedgeley), Cllr Pam Tracey (Hempstead & Westgate) & Cllr Stephen Davies (Hardwicke & Severn)
Stroud District Council
Wide range of consultees as part of the statutory consultation exercise (Police/Ambulance/Freight & Haulage associations) – Consultation Ongoing
Residents, general public and businesses

Scrutiny Input: None scheduled

Planned Dates: Engagement with key stakeholders – June 2020 Media release date – August 2020 Construction start – September 2020 Scheme complete and open to the public – June 2021


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