Return of Freight to the L&L Canal

Recent Report Sparks Debate

A recent report prepared for council leaders and the West Yorkshire Mayor sparked a debate. The prospect of the return of freight carriage to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Keighley News asked the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society for a response to this report before publishing an article.

The Society prepared a welcoming reply. One which spelt out the many practical problems in making the proposal a reality. We have also invited David Lowe, a longstanding proponent for the return of freight to the Canal and a contributor to the original report, to comment on our response.

Please feel free to join in the debate and look out for further information and comments on our Newsfeed.

The debate will be covered in the next issue of Clogs & Gansey, due out this autumn, in which we will include a synopsis of the original report, our own response and David’s comments.