What you need to do
If you have identified a potential site and would like our initial assessment before you undertake any investigations, then:
- Read the Getting Started pages of Your Scheme on this website. This includes basic guidance to help you choose a potentially suitable site and research the market for moorings to help you assess the potential demand for your proposal.
- Complete an electronic or printed copy of the Expression of Interest Proforma with a map/plan to show the location and area of the proposed site plus its grid reference together with the relevant application fee.
What we will do
We will log your application and begin to monitor its progress through our system.
We will conduct an initial assessment to determine whether our network has the capacity to accommodate your potential scheme at this location. We will also carry out a simple assessment of the potential impact of the proposal on the local waterway.
Within 6 weeks of receiving your Expression of Interest we will tell you in writing whether:
(a) you should proceed with sending us a Feasibility Submission (the target for this is 4 months from the date of our response), or
(b) the scheme is not acceptable, giving our reasons, or
(c) that the initial screening report indicates that there are sensitivities with the supply available for the boat movement that your proposal is likely to generate and an additional water resource study is required before you submit your Feasibility Submission.