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 remove the existing jetty at Brunton, Storrs Park. Proposals for the replacement jetty included an extension of 3.4 metres to match an existing jetty, with the overall encroachment being 15.8 metres2. The replacement jetty would be of wooden construction and piles would be treated with a water based wood preservative
The application provided details of the associated dredging to cover an area of 112 metres2 with any dredged material being left close to the lake shore for 24 hours to allow any organisms to return to the lake. The report noted the spawning period of Arctic Char, which occurred both in Autumn and Spring with peak spawning numbers in November and mid-February on the lake bed at depths of 15 – 30 metres.
The Service Delivery Manager added that the application had provided confirmation of the approved planning consent by the Lake District National Park (LDNPA) and the Environment Agency (EA) approval.
Members discussed the application and noted the impact of extending jetties on the lake, and suggested a policy to control the impact of extensions to jetties. The Service Delivery Manager informed Members that the dredging associated with extending jetties did have an impact on the lake which would be highlighted in future reports.
Further discussion raised a query regarding the size of boats on the lake. The Service Delivery Manager informed Members that boats up to 14 metres2 were able to go on the lake and that any applications for boats above this size, would be brought to the Lake Administration Committee for consideration.
Members emphasised their wish to monitor the impact of extending jetties and the associated dredging on the lake in order to take care of the lake for future generations.
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 the following:-
(1) Removal of the existing timer jetty;
(2) Replacement of jetty to match existing with extension of 3.4 metres; and
(3) Carry out 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