News with tag 'Consultations'

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 ...

An update on the HS2 Campaign

Date: 08/01/2016

HS2 Ltd have issued a further tranche of small changes to the bill for Phase 1 (‘Additional Provisions’ 4 & 5), with again limited relevance to inland waterways.

On Monday 30 November a Command Paper was produced in the ...

High Speed 2 Phase 1- More Amendments and IWA Response to AP2

Date: 03/11/2015

Further amendments have been made to HS2 Phase 1, as the Government has announced recently the ‘Additional Provisions 4 (AP4)’ which relate mainly to minor consequential changes along the route.

IWA has studied the changes ...

IWA Draft Response to HS2 Consultation and Petition Submission

Date: 18/08/2015

Despite the tight timescale Government allowed, IWA members have read through the very large quantity of information provided in the  Supplementary Environmental Statement on Additional Provision 2 and commented on issues of waterway ...

CRT to Install Fence at Marple Aqueduct

Date: 15/07/2015

CRT has announced that it intends to install a fence along the offside of Marple Aqueduct following its consultation on the issue but contrary to IWA’s suggestions.

The majority of responses to the consultation, including IWA ...

Boston Barrier Will Not Increase Flood Risk Downstream

Date: 01/07/2015

EA has completed modelling that has confirmed that river levels, and therefore flood risk, downstream of the proposed Boston Barrier will not change once the Barrier is built and subsequently operated.

There was concern that the ...

Additional Provisions to Alter HS2 Phase 1 Bill

Date: 26/06/2015

As IWA has already outlined, on Tuesday 23rd June The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Robert Goodwill, formally set out the motion to ask that the existing HS2 Phase 1 Select Committee consider Instruction ...

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