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Trust to consult on Hunt Nature Park visitor centre plans

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is staging a public consultation on its plans for building a visitor centre in Hunt Nature Park, alongside the A281 Horsham Road in Shalford.

The Trust is developing the park, which straddles the Cranleigh Waters stream near the future canal route, as a wetlands wildlife area. The scheme is part of the intention to create a ‘green corridor’ along the 23-mile length of the waterway.

Volunteers have already cleared scrub, planted new trees, dug out ponds, created a riverside accessible path and built a viewing platform where people can enjoy the views and have a picnic.

Now the Trust wants to take its plans for public facilities further by building a small visitor centre, linked to boardwalks threading through the park. The centre will be used to inform people about the park, wildlife in the area and the canal restoration.

The plans will be on view at Shalford and District Social Club, Queens Hall, 10 Station Road, Shalford, GU4 8HB, between noon and 4pm on Sunday, January 17th.

Trust officers will be on hand to explain what is intended and answer questions.