I think it is fair to say that we have now got to the really difficult stage of the Studley Grange project! Winter weather has set in and the work is not yet complete. A number of options are being examined to see if any further progress can be made . It is particularly frustrating with probably only a week’s worth of excavation remaining and financial and external pressure to complete
Next week the WBCT team are attending Wanborough Parish Council meeting to outline the work being carried on the canal design as part of Swindon’s Eastern Villages development.
A new section of the canal line has become available for potential purchase north of Melksham. It is not a straightforward sale and apart from the obvious finance required a number of other issues are being closely considered before any progress can be made.
Don't forget you can always donate to the 'land fund' from which purchases like this are made.
The question of office accommodation and location for the Trust is also being considered in relation to current reorganisation and other factors.
Finally the Melksham Link project team led by Paul Lenaerts are making final reviews of plans and reports for the planning application. The current estimate is that this additional information which includes the long awaited and lengthy Environment Statement will be submitted to Wiltshire Council in a few weeks time