The Canal & River Trust is seeking an amendment to the Growth & Infrastructure Bill which it believes undermines planning protections to its 2,000-mile network of historic waterways.
Swans at Mercia Marina by Darren Amphlett
The Trust has written to the Government setting out its objections to the Bill, and requesting that . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust seeks planning protection for historic waterways
The Canal & River Trust is today (Tuesday 27 ) re-opening a 12 mile section of the Trent & Mersey Canal five weeks ahead of schedule following serious damage caused by the exceptionally heavy rainfall in September.
The Trust has invested nearly £400k to fix the damaged . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey breach at Croxton completed ahead of schedule
The Canal & River Trust welcomes the Judgment of Mrs Justice Cox DBE, issued in the High Court on 16 November 2012, which has fully endorsed the Trust’s 2011 Guidance For Boaters Without A Home Mooring as a correct interpretation of the law.
In her . . . → Read More: Canal & River Trust’s mooring guidance endorsed by the High Court
2 November 2012
Responsible for looking after 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, the Canal & River Trust has been described as ‘the longest local authority in the country’. As a newly established charity, the trust is making the nation’s canals and rivers more relevant to communities than ever before.
The trust works . . . → Read More: CRT works with Local Government Association
Itinerant live-aboard boaters are carrying on their legal challenge of the Canal & River Trust’s unlawful harassment of boat dwellers without home moorings.
Following refusal of permission to bring a Judicial Review of the Guidance for Boaters Without a Home Mooring live-aboard boater Nick Brown confirmed that he is to appeal.
“The judgement contains at . . . → Read More: Live-aboard Boaters Challenge Judicial Review
RYA reports that it has managed to get the proposed EU article on harmonising watercraft licences removed.
The proposed legislative article, put forward by a Dutch MEP to a revision of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD), removed.
There has been considerable concern about the European Parliament’s latest amendments to a revision of the RCD.
In . . . → Read More: RYA gets article removed from Recreational Craft Directive
How will the Thames look in ten or 15 years time?
A conference held at Oxford Town Hall kick-started the process of drawing up a strategic plan for the river over the next few years.
Fifty delegates attended a River Thames Alliance meeting including representatives from riverside councils, riparian owners, and societies connected with the . . . → Read More: Views Sought on future of River Thames
Burton Daily Mail reports on ambitious plans for a canal-side development which could turn a former mining village into a tourist destination are to be showcased for the first time.
The scheme will see up to 400 new homes built off Burton Road in Measham, linked by an 800-metre stretch of newly dug canal to . . . → Read More: Canalside dream set to become a reality
On Friday 2 November 2012, Pendle Today published an appeal from a local councillor who thought that a “Neglected” Barnoldswick beauty spot needed some tender loving care.
As a result Pendle Borough Councillor David Whipp is asking the Canal and River Trust to restore Greenberfield Locks to its former glory.
“Just a few years ago, . . . → Read More: Plea to improve neglected Barnoldswick locks