Proposals requiring physical works

The purpose of this site is to help the operators of boating businesses to understand the process they need to follow if they are proposing to do any works affecting Trust property.

We have a separate process for neighbours and developers who wish to work on, near or over our property

 Where Business Boating proposals require works affecting Trust property, you will require our approval (and a formal agreement if required) prior to commencing works on site. Before granting approval, we need to be sure that the methodology and technical submission are adequate to protect the integrity of the waterway and the safety of our customers.




All works on Canal & River Trust property or where works have the potential to affect the navigation or operational activities of the Trust, or where support is offered and loads are to be imposed on Trust property.

Please use the links to navigate to the appropriate sections.

Please click to go to our Works affecting - application process

Last date edited: 6 August 2021