News with tag 'Consultations'

Licence Fee Increases are Further Argument for Transfer of EA Navigations

Date: 08/11/2018

Inflation-busting increases in charges demonstrates why the Environment Agency navigations should be transferred to Canal & River Trust.  EA has announced that it will go ahead with substantial increases to its navigation charges for the ...

Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views

Date: 31/10/2018

We have responded to a request from the Scottish Parliament for advice concerning the state of Scotland's waterways, following a Public Petitions Committee on 27th September where the Lowland Canals Association sought the appointment of ...

Middle Level Bill clears final hurdle

Date: 26/10/2018

On 16th October 2018 the Middle Level Bill successfully passed through the House of Commons for the final time.

In 2016 the governing body, the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC)

EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

Date: 13/09/2018

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge increases, which would see some boaters paying over 30% more for their licence over 3 years, by asking EA to reconsider its proposals.

EA ...

IWA Petitions on HS2 Phase 2A Over Noise Levels

Date: 07/03/2018

IWA has submitted a further petition to Government as part of its campaign to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the inland waterways.  The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Hybrid Bill was given its second reading on 30th January, ...

Canal & River Trust Licensing Consultation Outcome is a Missed Opportunity

Date: 07/03/2018

Following publication of the outcome of Canal & River Trust’s licence review consultation on 6th March, The Inland Waterways Association regrets that Canal & River Trust has failed to take the opportunity to produce a modern licensing ...

Boston Barrier to Go Ahead

Date: 15/01/2018

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier received approval early in December, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the construction and operation of the £100 million flood defence scheme to ...

EA to Impose Above-Inflation Registration Charge Increases

Date: 14/11/2017

IWA is disappointed by the response from Environment Agency to its consultation on 2018/19 Navigation Charges and is calling for clear progress on the activity based costing of the Navigation Service before any further steps are taken to ...

IWA responds to latest HS2 route consultation

Date: 21/03/2017

IWA has responded to HS2’s consultation on design refinements to the Secretary of State for Transport’s preferred route for the HS2 Phase 2b route.

IWA has serious concerns over the impact on inland waterways as HS2 is ...

Time For Licence Fee Change

Date: 01/03/2017

IWA believes that CRT has the opportunity to make positive changes to its boat licensing system that would allow it to focus resources and give boaters a fairer deal.  The current licensing arrangements have remained largely ...

IWA Preparing for HS2 Phase 2B Consultations

Date: 13/12/2016

On 15 November 2016 Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, announced the letting of contracts for Phase 1 of HS2, enabling works in advance of Royal Assent for the Phase 1 Bill, worth up to £900m.  At the same time ...

IWA Responds to Scottish Canals

Date: 26/10/2016

Scottish Canals is consulting stakeholders on a proposed pricing strategy. Amongst the concerns identified by IWA are:

  • The lack of mention within the consultation documents as to the value and importance of boating as a ...

IWA Responds to CRT Above Inflation Increase on Boat Licence Fee

Date: 26/10/2016

The Canal & River Trust has announced that private and business boat licence fees will rise by 2.5% from 1 April 2017 after having capped licence fees to inflation for the past three years.

According to CRT the rise in licence fees ...

IWA Raises Navigation Concerns in Boston Barrier Proposals

Date: 11/10/2016

IWA has raised concerns about proposals for a tidal barrier on the River Witham at Boston in Lincolnshire.  Although IWA acknowledges the need for a tidal surge barrier at Boston, the current plan for construction and operation of the ...

Using Paddle Gears Safely

Date: 30/06/2016

For some time IWA argued against proposals by CRT for installing paddle pawl stops that would prevent the paddle pawl from being completely moved out of the way whilst a paddle is being wound down. 

This issue has been raised ...

Broads Public Consultation: Your Views Wanted

Date: 14/03/2016

IWA has been asked for its views  on two important plans being prepared by the Broads Authority.  These plans set out the strategic priorities and spatial planning policies for the management of the Broads as reported in

Middle Level Commissioners Consult on Navigation Powers

Date: 11/03/2016

IWA has received details of a consultation from the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC), the navigation authority for the Middle Level river system, which comprises 100 miles of navigable waterways in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough ...

Boston Barrier - Consultation Response

Date: 01/03/2016

IWA has responded with concern to the Environment Agency’s consultation on the Draft Boston Barrier Environmental Statement. If the current proposals are included in the Boston Barrier Transport & Works Act Order and were  ...

New Boating Arrangements on the Liverpool Link

Date: 09/02/2016

IWA is delighted about the news that the boating arrangements for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal around Liverpool are going to be much more 'boater ...

IWA Petition to Reduce Impact of HS2 on Waterways

Date: 05/02/2016

At the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill  Select Committee hearing in Parliament yesterday, IWA and Canal & River Trust (CRT) gave evidence on the potential impact of the high speed rail link on the country’s historic ...

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