Welcome to the e-planning toolkit for our waterways
The planning system has a vital role to play in:
Whatever your knowledge and interest in planning, our toolkit will provide you with information on a wide range of topics. Our planning and design team explain how, when used to their full potential, our waterways can change places for the better, and help improve the quality of life for communities they pass through. Evidence about how our network improves the wellbeing of communities can be found here.
The about us and the planning system pages provide some basic information. More detailed material can be found on other pages.
While our network of waterways covers England and Wales, the planning system operates differently in each country. This toolkit is currently based on the English system.
Although the systems are different, many of the issues and opportunities are the same. If you have a query about planning for the waterways in Wales, please contact us. Our statutory consultee performance reports for Wales can be found here.