Plans for huge canal from Kielder Water to London

Plans for a huge canal, connecting Northumberland and Cumbria with London, are being drawn up by an American company. The idea is to provide water supplies for the South of England.

The canal would begin by drawing water from the Kielder reservoir in Northumberland, and would then go west into Cumbria, using gravity to continue its flow further south to Leeds, Birmingham and onto London.

Aecom, the engineering company behind the London 2012 Olympic Park, says it could cost £14billion.

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Plans for mega-canal

An American company is planning to build a huge canal connecting Northumberland and Cumbria with London. The canal would cost around 14 billion pounds and provide water supplies for the South of England.