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Links to external organisations. Note - "The" has been omitted from some organisations' titles to assist alphabetical ordering


Note - "The" has been omitted from some organisations' titles to assist alphabetical ordering.

Archaeology Data Service www.ads.ahds.ac.uk

Association of Heritage Interpretation www.heritage-interpretation.org.uk

Association of Inland Navigation Authorities www.aina.org.uk

Berthfinder www.berthfinder.com

Berthsearch www.berthsearch.com

British Geological Survey www.bgs.ac.uk

British Marine Federation www.britishmarine.co.uk

British Agrochemical Standards Inspection Scheme www.basis-reg.com

Cadw www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Campaign to Protect Rural England www.cpre.org.uk

CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) www.ciria.org.uk

Council for British Archaeology www.britarch.ac.uk

Countryside Council for Wales www.ccw.gov.uk

Encams (Environmental Campaigns) www.encams.org.uk

Environment Agency www.environment-agency.gov.uk

English Heritage www.english-heritage.org.uk

English Nature www.english-nature.org.uk

English Partnerships www.englishpartnerships.co.uk

Fieldfare Trust / BT Countryside for All guidelines www.fieldfare.org.uk

Greenblue www.thegreenblue.org.uk

HSE (Health & Safety Executive) www.hse.gov.uk

Highways Agency www.highways.gov.uk

Historic Scotland www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Institution of Civil Engineering www.ice.org.uk

Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA) www.archaeologists.net

Institute of Lighting Engineers www.ile.org.uk

Local Wildlife Trusts www.wildlifetrusts.org

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) www.mca.gov.uk

Multi-agency Geographic Information for the Countryside www.magic.gov.uk

National Biological Records Centre www.brc.ac.uk

National Biodiversity Network www.nbn.org.uk

National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) www.nationalwatersafety.org.uk

Planning and Local Government www.planningportal.gov.uk and www.communities.gov.uk

RDPE Network www.rdpenetwork.defra.gov.uk/funding-sourcess

Regional Development Agencies www.dti.gov.uk (Dept of Trade and Industry)

Residential Boat Owners Association www.rboa.org.uk/

Rural Enterprise Scheme www.defra.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk ( Scotland and Wales )

Royal Town Plan ning Institute (RTPI) www.rtpi.org.uk and their journal " Plan ning" which can be viewed at www.PlanningResource.co.uk

Royal Yachting Association www.rya.org.uk

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) www.rospa.com

Scottish Environment Protection Agency www.sepa.org.uk

Scottish Wildlife Trust www.swt.org.uk

Scottish Natural Heritage www.snh.org.uk

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings www.spab.org.uk

Specialists in Land Condition www.silc.org.uk

Sustainable Development Unit www.sustainable-development.gov.uk .

UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) www.ukas.com

Waterways Trust www.thewaterwaystrust.co.uk

Wildlife Trusts www.wildlifetrusts.org

Publications / Guidance / Regulations / Good Practice / References

Getting started

"Waterways World" advertising manager ted.tomlin@wwonline.co.uk

"Canal and riverboat" www.canalandriverboat.com

"Waterways" (quarterly journal of the Inland Waterways Association) www.waterways.org.uk

"Canal Boat and Inland Waterways" www.canalboatmag.co.uk



"A Code of Practice for the Design, Construction and Operation of Coastal and Inland Marinas and Yacht Harbours " produced by The Yacht Harbour Association www.yachtharbourassociation.com

The BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) online handbook: www.handbooks.btcv.org.uk/handbooks

"The External Works Compendium" published by www.endat.com

"Environmental Code of Practice" produced by the British Marine Federation www.britishmarine.co.uk

"Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Assessment" published by The Landscape Institute www.l-i.org.uk

Disability Discrimination Act www.disability.gov.uk

"Under Lock and Quay" published jointly by the Canal & River Trust and the Metropolitan Police

Construction Design and Management Regulations www.hse.gov.uk

Ground conditions and contamination

"Site Investigation in Construction Series 1 to 4" (1993) ICE Site Investigation Steering Group, Thomas Telford, London Institution of Civil Engineering www.ice.org.uk

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) "Assessment of risks to human health from land contamination (CLR7)" www.defra.gov.uk and www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Environment Agency " Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination (CLR 11)" www.environment-agency.gov.uk

"Brownfields - managing the development of previously developed land. A client's guide (C578)" by DW Laidler, AJ Bryce, P Wilbourn published by CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) www.ciria.org.uk .

"Breaking old ground - BURA Guide to Contaminated Land Assessment & Development" (British Urban Regeneration Association) www.bura.org.uk

"Land Contamination - Management of financial risk (C545)" by Finnamore J, Denton B and Nathanail, P. Published by CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) www.ciria.org.uk .

Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment

Planning Policy Guidance 16 (PPG16) : Archaeology and Plan ning www.communities.gov.uk ; www.planningportal.gov.uk

Planning Policy Guidance 15 (PPG15) : Plan ning and the Historic Environment www.communities.gov.uk ; www.planningportal.gov.uk

Planning Policy Guidance 23 (PPG23) : Plan ning and Pollution Control www.communities.gov.uk ; www.planningportal.gov.uk

Planning Policy Guidance 25 (PPG25) : Development and flood risk www.communities.gov.uk ; www.planningportal.gov.uk

Welsh Office Circulars 60/96, 61/96, 1/98 www.wales.gov.uk

Environmental Impact Assessment: guide to procedures www.communities.gov.uk

"Scoping guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Projects" produced by the Environment Agency, particularly section F4, Scoping the environmental impacts of marinas www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Site management and safety

Regional Tourist Boards training courses www.welcometoexcellence.co.uk

"Managing Visitor Safety in the Countryside principles & practice" Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group Guidance www.vscg.co.uk

"Health and Safety Handbook for Boat Builders and Boat Repair" British Marine Federation (BMF) www.britishmarine.co.uk

Free Government supported advice and consultation to businesses to encourage the use of environmentally friendly technologies.  Envirowise has now become part of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) www.wrap.org.uk

"Use of herbicides to control weeds in or near water" Environment Agency www.environment-agency.gov.uk


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Last date edited: 23 July 2015