The NPPF provides continued support for statements and policies which previously appeared in Planning Policy Statements. Paragraph 115 of the NPPF states:
“Great weight should be given to conserving landscape and scenic beauty in National Parks, the Broads and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which have the highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty. The conservation of wildlife and cultural heritage are important considerations in all these areas, and should be given great weight in National Parks and the Broads.”
The reference to the Broads appears to be the only specific reference in the NPPF to an inland waterway.