Decision details

Encroachment Application to construct a new boat house and jetty with associated dredging at Innesfree 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 for the Construction of a new boat house and jetty with associated dredging at Innisfree, Windermere.


The boathouse would consist of a wet dock and first floor day room with glass balustrade terrace.  This would include a traditional wooden jetty.  Measurements would be subject to a survey following completion if the application was approved.  The appearance of the boathouse would be typical of other boathouses along the Lakeshore, with slate stone walling and Westmorland grey slate to be used for the roof.  Dredging would also be carried out, with a silt curtain to be used around the perimeter of the working area to allow settle-back within the location.  Dredged material would be drained on site before removal.  The applicant would use appropriate measures to minimise sediment mobilisation and impact on biodiversity to prevent and minimise environmental harm.  There would be no impact on the Arctic Char spawning grounds.  The applicant has provided confirmation of the approved planning consent by the Lake District National Park Authority and Environment Agency approval had been obtained.  Informal consultation had also taken place with the Lake Wardens.


No questions were raised by Members.


RESOLVED – That the Director of Customer and Commercial Services be delegated authority to grant permission for the encroachment application to construct a new boathouse and jetty with associated dredging at Innisfree, Windermere, subject to the completion of a new private encroachment agreement for the following:-


(1)        construction of a new boathouse;


(2)        construction of a new jetty; and


(3)        carrying out associated dredging.

Report author: Frankie Flannigan

Publication date: 18/01/2023

Date of decision: 28/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/10/2022 - Lake Administration Committee

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