World Monument Fund visit Viaduct

Left to Right: Ben Daykin, Sarah Meaker, John Darlington, Paul Miller, Bill Tomson

John Darlington, the Chief Executive of the World Monuments Fund (Britain) and Sarah Meaker WMF Outreach Manager visit Bennerley following an application by the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct (FoBV) for the structure to be considered as a World Monument Watch 2020 site. The 2020 World Monuments Watch will include 25 sites from around the world in need of urgent action, each site telling a local story that carries global significance. Through the Watch, World Monuments Fund will partner with local stakeholders to design and implement targeted activities—including advocacy, planning, education, and conservation interventions in the historic built environment. Paul Miller, Ben Daykin and Kieran Lee from the FoBV showed the guests around the structure and Bill Tomson from Railway Paths Ltd, explained details of the current planning application to reopen the viaduct.

Viaduct set to reopen for the first time in 50 years

Plans to restore the viaduct and bring it back into use as a walking and cycling trail moved a giant step forwards with the submission of planning applications to Broxtowe and Erewash Borough Councils. Full details of the planning application can be found on both the Broxtowe and Erewash Planning websites.

Erewash Reference Number: ERE/419/0062 and ERE/419/0061

Broxtowe Reference Number 19/00093/FUL and 19/00094/LBC