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More support for town canal plan
Proposals to extend a canal through the centre of Swindon are being supported by the borough council.

A waterway currently ends on the edge of the town, but used to run right into the centre about 100 years ago.

The 52m restoration project was proposed by the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal Trust.

On Wednesday night, Swindon cabinet members gave approval for a panel to further investigate the scheme.

A feasibility study by civil engineering firm Halcrow last autumn said a number of roads would need to be ripped up and gas, water, phone and electricity supplies re-routed.

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