Boost for Foxton Inclined Plane

Published: Wednesday, 22 April 2009
THE East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) has approved the application for the 'Foxton Locks Boat Lift (Masterplanning) 2008-11' project, which follows the successful first stage of the restoration of the defunct inclined plane at Foxton Locks.

This project will undertake the development work needed to test the feasibility of rebuilding a working Inclined Plane. This, it is believed, would provide a landmark attraction of national importance and aim to increase annual visitor numbers to half a million by 2016.

James Clifton, Regeneration Manager at British Waterways enthused:

"We are delighted that the study is to be supported. Assuming that we have a positive result and get over the relevant hurdles, the project could commence on site in five years and be delivered in two more."