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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

Association of Heritage Interpretation

Association of Inland Navigation Authorities


British Geological Survey

British Marine Federation

British Agrochemical Standards Inspection Scheme


Campaign to Protect Rural England

CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

Council for British Archaeology

Environment Agency

English Heritage


HSE (Health & Safety Executive)

Highways England

Historic Environment Scotland

Institution of Civil Engineering

Institute of Field Archaeologists (IFA)

Institution of Lighting Professionals

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Multi-agency Geographic Information for the Countryside

National Biological Records Centre

National Biodiversity Network

Natural Resources Wales


National Water Safety Forum (NWSF)

Planning and Local Government and

Residential Boat Owners Association

Rural Enterprise Scheme or ( Scotland and Wales )

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and their journal "Planning" which can be viewed at

Royal Yachting Association

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Specialists in Land Condition

UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service)

Waterways Trust

Wildlife Trusts

Publications, guidance, regulations, good practice and references

"Waterways World"

"Waterways" (quarterly journal of the Inland Waterways Association)

"Canal Boat and Inland Waterways"


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

The BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) online handbook:

"The External Works Compendium" published by

"Environmental Code of Practice" produced by the British Marine Federation

"Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Assessment" published by The Landscape Institute

Disability Discrimination Act

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

Construction Design and Management Regulations

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

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) "Assessment of risks to human health from land contamination (CLR7)" and

Environment Agency " Model Procedures for the Management of Land Contamination (CLR 11)"

"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) .

"Breaking old ground - BURA Guide to Contaminated Land Assessment & Development" (British Urban Regeneration Association)

"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) .

Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment

Planning Policy Guidance 16 (PPG16) : Archaeology and Planning ;

Planning Policy Guidance 15 (PPG15) : Planning and the Historic Environment ;

Planning Policy Guidance 23 (PPG23) : Planning and Pollution Control ;

Planning Policy Guidance 25 (PPG25) : Development and flood risk ;

Welsh Office Circulars 60/96, 61/96, 1/98

Environmental Impact Assessment: guide to procedures

"Scoping guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Projects" produced by the Environment Agency, particularly section F4, Scoping the environmental impacts of marinas

Site management and safety

Regional Tourist Boards training courses

"Managing Visitor Safety in the Countryside principles & practice" Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group Guidance

"Health and Safety Handbook for Boat Builders and Boat Repair" British Marine Federation (BMF)

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)

"Use of herbicides to control weeds in or near water" Environment Agency


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Last Edited: 16 February 2022

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