We encourage pre-application consultation from applicants and local planning authorities on proposals likely to affect inland waterways that we own or manage, particularly where proposals are likely to have a significant impact on the waterway.
The benefits of pre-application consultation for applicants and local planning authorities are considered to be to:
For development proposals for new canal marinas (enclosed basins and lay-bys), the Trust has a specific process managed by our Business Boating Team. Developers considering a new marina development should contact the team.
The level of feedback that the Trust can provide will to an extent be dependent upon the level of information that can be provided by applicants as part of pre-application consultation. As a minimum we would wish to be provided with:
Applicants are also encouraged to provide relevant supporting technical and other documents, where these are available as this will assist in providing clear feedback.
Should you wish to undertake a pre-application consultation with us please contact the relevant Area Planner.
The Canal & River Trust is subject to the Freedom of Information Act in relation to its statutory functions. It will be assumed that all advice given and the information upon which it is based will be publicly accessible unless specifically agreed otherwise.
Notification of the Trust may also be required in our capacity as an adjoining landowner.
Last date edited: 18 November 2020