Our statutory consultee role

Only around 4% of land next to our waterways is in the control of the Canal & River Trust. As such our role as statutory consultee for planning applications and a prescribed consultee for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is very important.

We provide advice to decision makers and developers about protecting and enhancing the waterway infrastructure, facilities and environs when development is proposed. Our role is also essential in mitigating against extra liabilities and burdens being placed upon us by development proposals.  We also seek to work with developers and local authorities to ensure that development interacts positively with our network, to encourage better use of waterside spaces by new and existing communities for their enhanced wellbeing. 

Last date edited: 18 November 2020