Decision details

Encroachment application to erect a single replacement boathouse with balcony wet docks and jetties at 1 & 2 Lakeshore Boathouses Bellman Landing Windermere

Decision Maker: Lake Administration Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Service Delivery Manager presented an encroachment application to replace the two existing boathouses and three jetties at Bellman landing, Windermere. The report set out the proposed details of the construction of 1& 2 Lakeshore Boathouses which were to be built out of natural stone with a slate roof. The proposals had an approximate encroachment area of 109 metres2 with only a small element of this sitting within the Council’s title.


The report set out the proposals for the three replacement jetties, which would be traditional with wooden piles covering an approximate area of 82.4 metres2 alongside proposals for two glass balustrade balconies/ terraces with slate floor and the approximate dimensions of 87.7 metres2. The applicant had provided confirmation of the approved planning consent by the LDNPA and EA, which were attached at Appendix 1 & Appendix 2 respectively.


Members expressed reservations with applications including living accommodation with the frontage on the lakeshore and asked such applications to be considered. These concerns had previously been noted on LDNPA applications.


RESOLVED – That authority be delegated to the Director of Customer and Commercial Services to grant permission, subject to the completion of revised private encroachment agreements, for the installation of a replacement boathouse with living accommodation, to include three wooden jetties and wet docks at 1 & 2 Bellman Landing.

Report author: Frankie Flannigan

Publication date: 09/06/2022

Date of decision: 22/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/04/2022 - Lake Administration Committee

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