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POLICY EP16 - Marinas and Moorings

  1. Proposals for marina, boating stations and permanent moorings including new build structures or extensions to existing structures will be permitted where they:
    1. will meet a proven need;
    2. are required for the proper functioning of an existing or new facility or to enhance and improve access to the waterway;
    3. pay regard to all potential users of the waterway and will not result in conflicting uses or unacceptable environmental consequences;
    4. are located within or adjoining a settlement boundary or, in the case of moorings, at a location where there are existing authorised uses for mooring and boating facilities;
    5. make provision for public access through the provision of new or enhanced footpaths or cycleways; and
    6. in the case of moorings, are for short stay moorings subject to the number and capacity of existing provision, impact on the landscape and provision for access.
  2. Proposals for permanent bankside moorings will need to demonstrate why they cannot be accommodated in new or extended marinas or basins.

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