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Regent’s Canal eco-mooring zone a ‘ground-breaking development’

PUBLISHED: 14:51 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 26 October 2018

The Regent's Canal by Victoria Park.

The Regent's Canal by Victoria Park.

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A new “eco-mooring zone” will be created for visiting boats between York Way and Danbury Street on the Regent’s Canal.

A new “eco-mooring zone” will be created for visiting boats between York Way and Danbury Street on the Regent’s Canal.

The Canal & River Trust (CRT) and Islington Council have both contributed to the scheme, which has also received grant funding from The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The charging facilities will launch in October 2019, after which there will be a two year transition period when no running diesel engines and wood burning stoves are allowed on site.

The council’s environment chief, Cllr Claudia Webbe, said: “Islington is the most densely-populated borough in the country and the boating community are an important part of that vibrant mix.”

Cllr Webbe added: “The potential for bringing cleaner power to the canal is an exciting and ground-breaking development that will surely benefit boat owners and all those who use and enjoy the canal and towpaths, as well as neighbours in the immediate surroundings.”

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