This report, for the Department of the Environment, was a catalyst for some early projects, such as the restoration of 39 locks on the Kennet and Avon canal and the restoration of the Avoncliff aqueduct, which Peter Fraenkel and Partners (PFP) carried out.
The Frankel Report was placed in the public domain by CRT in the response to a Freedom of Information question, see this link
For your convenience the report is downloaded here, linked to the table of contents. These pdfs are searchable.
2 THE WATERWAYS
3 LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
4 PARTICULARS OF THE WATERWAYS
5 EXTENT OF USE
6 SPECIAL FEATURES
7 MINING SUBSIDENCE
8 AMENITY FEATURES
9 WATER SUPPLIES
10 MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL AND CRUISING WATERWAYS
Part 7 (index for 11 is in Part 6)
11 MAINTENANCE METHODS AND STRATEGY
12 DEFICIENCIES OF MAINTENANCE, FUTURE COSTS AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMES FOR COMMERCIAL AND CRUISING WATERWAYS
13 GROWTH OF TRAFFIC AND EFFECT ON PROGRAMMES
14 THE COSTS OF PROVIDING FOR SPECIFIC NAVIGATIONAL STANDARDS
15 REMAINDER WATERWAYS
16 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
VOLUME 2 GENERAL DESCRIPTIONS AND PROHTTPS://NABO.ORG.UK/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/FRAENKEL%20REPORT OF WATERWAYS
Part 13 General description of the canals, list is in this part.
Part 14 General description of the canals
Part 15 General description of the canals
Part 16 General description of the canals, prohttps://nabo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Fraenkel%20Report of canals
Part 17 Prohttps://nabo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Fraenkel%20Report of canals
VOLUME 3 WATERWAY MAPS
Part 18 Maps of waterways as at 1975
Peter Fraenkel, who died in 2010 aged 94, was a civil engineer at the heart of a movement of British consulting engineers responsible for infrastructure all over the rapidly developing post-colonial world of the 1970s and 80s. He built up a 160-strong practice that produced innovative, heavy engineering solutions to such problems as how to support the world’s then longest cable-stayed bridge in Thailand and how to build the biggest road projects at that time through the challenging topography of Hong Kong.
In the UK, he quickly made a name for himself by carrying out research that led to the regeneration of Britain’s stricken canal network. Fraenkel was asked to put together teams to walk along some of the country’s 3,100km of canals to research the feasibility of bringing them back into commercial use. Many had fallen into dereliction and only through the efforts of enthusiasts had the occasional pumping house or lock been restored. The Fraenkel report (1975) argued persuasively that there was a case for restoring much of the network, aided by central government funding.