Please note that the process may be different for developers who are, or are proposing to be, tenants of the Trust. Details of the requirements are likely to be set down in the terms of the lease. This can be discussed further once you have made your initial application.
Prior to starting any works on site, you must:
What we will do on receipt of your Works Proposal:
We will log your Works Proposal and carry out an assessment of the potential impact on the local waterway.
Within 8 weeks of receiving your Works Proposal we will tell you in writing whether:
(a) you should proceed with a Detailed Submission (and obtaining planning permission, if required), or
(b) the proposal is not acceptable, giving our reasons.
Once you have received planning permission (where required) and your final scheme is ready you should send us your completed Detailed Submission. We strongly advise you to liaise with us as you develop your submission so that we can assess solutions, resolve queries etc.
Before you start the preparation of your Detailed Submission you should:
What we will do on receipt of your Detailed Submission:
When we receive your Detailed Submission, we will carry out a full appraisal and will report in writing to you within 8 weeks.
We will tell you that either:
(a) further work/information is required, or
(b) you have satisfied our requirements
We will also contact you to progress any agreements required.
Prior to any works affecting Trust property taking place, the applicant/ contractor will be issued with a Authorisation for Access Form. A copy of the form must be maintanined on site to demonstrate to other agents of the Trust that permission is in place.
Once construction commences you are required to complete the works in accordance with the approved Detailed Submission. Any changes to your methods of working or programme of works must be agreed by us.
Terms & Conditions relevant to the Works Proposal
Where required each party is responsible for paying its own legal fees in respect of the works.
Surface Water Discharge and Water quality – where a new discharge is proposed it will be reviewed using a risk based approach to determine whether the benefits to the Trust outweigh the risks of acceptance. Any new discharge will require approval by the Water management, Environment and Utilities Teams.
If you intend to discharge water from your site other than by way of natural runoff either into a proposed basin or into the waterway then you will also need to enter into a Surface Water Discharge Licence with us. This is a standard document to ensure that issues of water quantity and quality as well as any construction issues are properly addressed.
We will only accept clean surface water. We will not accept foul, polluted or contaminated water. Payment is likely to be required in respect of discharges.
Development Agreement followed by a lease/licence
If you are developing a scheme on our land, we will grant a Development Agreement which may be followed by a lease or a licence as appropriate.
Agreements will be for a term of years sufficient to reflect the level of investment made and may contain restrictions to agreed uses. The rent is usually negotiable and subject to periodic review. Operators will usually be responsible for repairs and insurance.
Other legal agreements may apply (to be determined on a case by case basis).
Contact details can be found on the Business Boating team contacts page.
Business Boating Team
Canal & River Trust
Tel: 01942 405 722
Last date edited: 17 February 2017