Decision details

Commercial Encroachment Application to install a new wooden jetty and concrete slipway to include dredging at Hodge Howe Watersports Centre Windermere

Decision Maker: Lake Administration Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Lake and Parking Services Officer presented a report outlining an encroachment application at Hodge Howe Watersports Centre, Windermere, which formed the third campus of Windermere School. The application sought to install a new wooden jetty and concrete slipway at Hodge Howe Watersports Centre, alongside the dredging of the Lake bed and associated works to facilitate landing of the applicant’s boats. The report highlighted that the application was fully supported by Officers at South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) as well as by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) and the Environment Agency (EA). SLDC, the LDNPA and the EA all believed that the applicant could complete the works without breaching the permit conditions, harming the environment or increasing flood risk.


RESOLVED – That the Director of Customer and Commercial Services be delegated authority to grant permission, subject to the completion of a revised commercial encroachment agreement, for the following at Hodge Howe, Windermere:-


(1)        installation of a new wooden jetty;


(2)        installation of a concrete slipway; and


(3)        undertaking dredging.

Report author: Frankie Flannigan

Publication date: 25/07/2019

Date of decision: 05/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Lake Administration Committee

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