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Case study: The Roch resurrection

Words: Mark Smulian

RTPI Award: Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment

Project name: Revealing the Roch

Key players: Rochdale Borough Council, Environment Agency, Volker Stevin, CH2mHil, Donald Insall Associates, Heritage Lottery Fun

Water is a bonus for most towns undertaking regeneration since even the most polluted and uninviting river or canal can – with some money spent on it – become an attractive leisure facility with walkways alongside. Very often, too this can lead to a dramatic increase in the appeal to developers of adjacent sites – think London Docklands or Birmingham’s use o.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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