Considerations for Restoration Groups

There are many things restoration groups need to be aware of when planning a project. We've outlined a few of them below.

NEW - Introduction to Biodiversity Net Gain (PDF) - Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is an approach to development that leaves the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was initially. Parliament is now going through the motions to make BNG mandatory for future developments. This PDF gives an overview to BNG and the impacts and opportunities it presents to waterway restoration.

Local Planning (PDF) - Delivering inland waterway restoration projects in England and Wales

Restoration Work Stages (interactive PDF) - details the core tasks of feasibility, design and construction that need to be completed within any waterway restoration project.

Restoration Work Plan (PDF) - table with a project plan overview.

Water Framework Directive - The Directive requires that the ‘ecological status’ of every ‘water body’ is assessed. Find out more

Town & Country Planning Act (PDF) - Take a look at a brief, broad summary of the Town and Country Planning Act which hopes to highlight some of the more obvious areas where IWA or other canal groups may become involved. Find out more

Health and Safety

Find out about Health & Safety considerations including Risk Assessments, Toolbox Talks, Accident Reporting and Waterway Recovery Group Health & Safety Documents. Find out more.


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