Decision details

Encroachment Application to Construct a New Boat House with Jetty at Herons Croft 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 at Herons Croft Bellman Landing, Windermere. The report set out the proposals to construct a new boathouse with glass balustrade balcony and wet dock which would cover an area of 54 metres2. In addition, the application sought permission to replace the existing jetty to cover an area of 33.3 metres2,which would be subject to a survey upon completion.


The report highlighted the dredging, which would be carried out covering an area of 90 metres2 to a depth of 1 metre. A silt curtain would be used around the perimeter to ensure that all material would be able to settle back within the location with dredged material being drained on site before removal, creating no negative impact on the Arctic Char spawning ground.


The Service Delivery Manager confirmed that the Lake District National Park Authority had approved the application as the planning authority and the Environment Agency had provided their approval, both of which were set out in the appendices to the report.


During discussion on the item, Members questioned why the Lake Administration Committee had not had input on the whole application. The Service Delivery Manager confirmed that the Council had been part of the consultation process of the planning authority and that the application concerned with the encroachment on the lake bed and that the proposed balcony fell within the Council’s ownership.


RESOLVED – That the Director of Customer and Commercial Services be delegated authority to grant permission, subject to the completion of a new private encroachment agreement for :-


(1)        construction of a new boathouse;


(2)        replacement of the existing Jetty; and


(3)        associated dredging.

Report author: Frankie Flannigan

Publication date: 12/08/2022

Date of decision: 01/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2022 - Lake Administration Committee

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