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Wilts and Berks canal public consultation begins

A public consultation has started into plans to open a new part of the Wilts and Berks canal in Wiltshire.

Proposals for the section, which would be in Melksham, are on display until the middle of June.

A spokesman from the Wilts and Berks Canal Trust said the new section would bring in revenue and jobs.

There have been been some concerns about the impact on wildlife. Trust chairman John Laverick said new habitats could be created.

The 52-mile Wilts and Berks canal is undergoing restoration work.

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