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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 was given Royal Assent in April 2013. Its legislation is aimed at deregulation and promoting growth and includes a number of changes to the legal framework protecting heritage in England.
The provisions in the ERR Act are aimed at making heritage protection more efficient and effective for all parties involved in the management of heritage assets, without reducing protection for the historic environment. The package of changes will, overall, reduce burdens on owners and developers, and allow local planning authorities which administer these consents to deliver a more efficient and effective service.
A Listed Building Consent Order is intended to reduce uncertainty and risk in the management of listed buildings. It should also lead to saving time, money and resources through a reduction, over time, of repeat listed building consent applications.
One of the provisions permits the introduction of national Listed Building Consent Orders that can reduce the number of full listed building consent applications for works which, while they do affect the special character of a listed building, are beneficial, neutral or which have a minor impact that is clearly justified. A national Listed Building Consent Order can be applied to groups of buildings which sit in more than one local planning authority and which may be nationally distributed and in single ownership. It would only covers certain clearly specified works and is unlikely to apply to broader categories of repair or alteration across a wide range of listed building types.
The ERR Act requires a national Listed Building Consent Order to be made by way of statutory instrument, to be debated and voted on in Parliament.
The Government is currently consulting on the overall approach to be taken for the development and making of such Order and possible compensation for the withdrawal of a national LBCO.”
Find further information from the Government official webiste on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and from English Heritage.
Last date edited: 13 July 2015