Marina development can be a complex process but we're committed to supporting developers, which is why we've put together this guide.
What's in the guide?
The purpose of the guide is to facilitate successful canal marina and lay-by developments by providing specialist information and advice. It explains our requirements and recommendations of schemes that will connect to our network, our application process, and our role through the planning and development process. It also contains a wealth of other useful references and links.
What else do I need to know?
The guide assumes that you already have a basic understanding of the construction, property development and planning processes, so its emphasis is on aspects specific to marinas. Marina development and construction carries risks similar to those of any development project, so access to sound professional advice, independent of this guide, is essential.
If a proposed canal marina or lay-by development includes any of the following related works then the Code of Practice for Works Affecting Canal & River Trust will apply.
Water abstraction and discharge
Installation of services in the towpath
Future maintenance works affecting one of our properties
Hydropower and leisure facilities requiring water abstraction
How can I contact the team if I have a question?
We hope we've covered most of the information you'll need within our guide, but if you have any questions you're welcome to email us or call us on 03030 404040.