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(From Nottingham Evening Post)
Campaigners who say an upgrade to a main road in Notts could harm restoration of a historic canal have succeeded in getting their case heard at a public inquiry.
The Grantham Canal Partnership wants the Highways Agency to carry out improvements to a canal bridge near the new A46 dual carriageway at Stragglethorpe.
The bridge in Stragglethorpe Road - known as Joshua Mann's Bridge Number 16 - is not part of the planned dualling scheme.
But the partnership says its efforts to restore the Grantham Canal hinge on the bridge being heightened. The group yesterday had a request to outline its evidence approved by planning …