Another 'vision'

Published: Monday, 01 February 2010

IT'S ANOTHER canalside  'vision', this time in Driffield, but like many such visions before it, with no canal.

Developers want to construct shops, restaurants, etc at Riverhead in the town, alongside the Driffield Canal, but though the volunteers of the Driffield Navigation Trust have done sterling work on the canal's restoration (the picture shows the restored Snake Lock) a  road bridge is preventing its completion into Driffield.

Visitor attraction

Members of the local council are hoping that the plans will  eventually become a reality to enhance the Riverhead site, with the waterway as a visitor attraction.

The draft, named the Driffield Riverhead Concept Statement has been prepared in the hope of the complete restoration of the waterway.

The navigation leaves the Humber along the Hull, with a short arm into Beverley continuing as a canal into Driffield.


Of the plan, David Hamilton, Driffield Navigation Trust Chairman, explained:

"The concept statement embodies our vision for the future development of this historic and valuable area of Driffield. What is being proposed is in the context of the restoration of the navigation as a whole.

"We hope we can use this vision to inspire the various funding bodies to support the excellent work done by our teams of volunteers over the last 40 years."

An exhibition will be held at the town council offices in the town on the 8th and 9th of February, from 10am to 3pm.