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Case studies

To complement the development management checklist for waterside developments, this series of case studies illustrate the issues.

The development management checklist is split into the different sections below.

Safeguarding the safety and structural integrity of waterway infrastructure and the safety of users and neighbours:

Protecting and safeguarding inland waterways for water resourcing purposes, including the need for water management, improving water quality, managing land drainage, and avoiding, reducing and managing flood risk:

Protecting and enhancing the heritage, natural environment and landscape character of inland waterways:

Encouraging public access to and recreation use of inland waterways:

Protecting and supporting the navigation of inland waterways and waterway-related tourism:

Protecting the operational waterway infrastructure:

Protecting future restoration of redundant and derelict waterways and new waterway links where identified in the development plan:

Potential contribution of inland waterways to sustainable development and climate change:

Planning obligation examples:

Last date edited: 29 August 2017