British Waterways have been given permission for new moorings on the canal in Hayes.
The moorings, on the Grand Union Canal near Hayes Town Centre, have been welcomed as a positive influence on the regeneration of the town. They come after Ballymore restarted work on their High Point Hayes scheme, which had been lying dormant and part complete, and follow agreement on towpath improvements to provide a better pedestrian and cycle link to West Drayton and to Stockley Park.
Fran Beasley, deputy chief executive at Hillingdon Council told the Hillingdon Times: “The council is very supportive of the initiative to introduce residential moorings to the canal in Hayes and has been working with British Waterways and other partners to enable planning application to be secured.”
“The approval of permission for the moorings will compliment the temporary moorings that will be available in the new Ballymore development. This, along with council secured investment in improving the condition of the towpath and access to the canal, will hopefully encourage the regeneration of the waterways in the area bringing visitors and new residents to Hayes.”