We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Living afloat

Our waterways are home to many people who live on their boats. Planning policies can support those living afloat at fixed locations.

Flowers on a boat Crick 2016

The Association of Inland Navigation Authorities Advisory Document – the residential use of inland waterways provides some useful background on living afloat. For more information on moorings please refer to our mooring pages.

People living on boats in a fixed location is potentially a matter to be considered in the preparation of development plans. Our compiling your evidence base section may help. 

Last date edited: 18 August 2017