New waterside developments can place extra liabilities and burdens upon the waterway infrastructure, in terms of on-going management and maintenance. The Canal & River Trust supports the use of planning conditions and obligations to mitigate against such impacts. Pre-application discussion provides an opportunity to advise applicants and local planning authorities as to whether planning obligations or conditions are likely to be sought in our role as statutory consultee.
As a starting point, we encourage applicants for planning permission on land adjoining our network to include the waterway and towpath within the application site edged in red on the location plan in order to ensure that:
The Trust may also request that LPAs append informatives to the decision notice. These informatives may relate to a number of matters but generally advise applicants of the need to contact the Trust in respect of commercial agreements that may be required with us or advising of where information can be obtained on the Code of Practice for works affecting the Canal & River Trust.
Last date edited: 22 July 2015