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British Waterways has submitted revised plans to build an urban village at Ladywood Middleway in Birmingham, including 27,000 sq ft of retail space, a hotel and 1,150 homes.

British Waterways has secured funding of £120m from Climate Change Capital for up to 25 hydroelectric schemes on rivers, and planning permission is being sought for the first five projects in the Midlands and Yorkshire.

British Waterways and Partnerships for Renewables are planning to install 50 wind turbines and additional hydroelectric projects on canals and rivers over the next five years.

British Waterways is looking to set up 50 new inland marinas, in order to benefit from the growing popularity of canal boat holidays, and developers and landowners are being invited to devise plans.

British Waterways is planning to increase the quantity of goods transported on the canal network from 1.6m to 6m tonnes a year by 2010, and hopes to encourage the development of recycling plants and distribution centres next to canals.

British Waterways is to spend £3m revamping Stourport's historic canal basins into a tourist attraction, with the creation of about 70 jobs.

British Waterways is to submit plans to Liverpool City Council for the development of a £15m Canal Link between the city's Central and South Docks.

British Waterways is forming an alliance with Amec and the Igloo Regeneration Fund to develop canal and riverside properties across the country.

British Waterways has announced plans to invest £300m in nine canal development schemes throughout the country this year, which will involve reopening or building up to 300 miles of waterways.

British Waterways is planning to build a 20-mile canal to link the Great Ouse at Bedford with the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes, and the nine possible options have been costed at between £80m and £150m.

British Waterways has announced plans to restore a disused canal linking the Thames and the Severn rivers, in a £82m project that could lead to the creation of 500 jobs.

British Waterways is planning the £30m redevelopment of Tower Wharf in Chester, including a hotel, apartments, offices and bars.

British Waterways has drawn up a list of 12 potential partners for the £500m redevelopment of up to 6,000 acres of waterfront land throughout the country.

British Waterways and Miller Group have submitted plans for the £60m regeneration of the Union canal terminus in Edinburgh city centre, including shops, offices, apartments and the creation of about 650 jobs.

British Waterways is planning to invest more than £100m in six projects to open up a further 100 miles of the canal network, including a new stretch between Bedford and Milton Keynes that will provide freight access to East Anglia.

British Waterways has acquired the 15-acre Sawley Marina from two Nottinghamshire businessmen, and will relocate its offices from Trent Lock to the new site.

The £78m Millennium Link project to link up canals between the west and the east of Scotland is set to go ahead following the promise of additional funding from British Waterways Board, Scottish Enterprise and local authorities.