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Waterways: Moorings

Volume 714: debated on Wednesday 4 November 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the connection between British Waterways' support for a reduction in the navigation width by the installation of new moorings in the mouth of the River Brent with its duties to “maintain and manage the waterways so that they fulfil their full economic, social and environmental and heritage potential” and to operate a safe waterways network. [HL5972]

The proposed installation of new moorings at the mouth of the River Brent has been carefully evaluated by British Waterways, the Port of London Authority and the Inland Waterways Association. All three bodies support the scheme which they consider will enhance the waterspace in this area without adversely affecting safety or navigation.