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 wooden jetty and replace with a new floating jetty at Brathay Manor, Windermere.
Details of the removal and construction of the jetties were contained within the application which included a bridge link. Measurements would be subject to a survey following completion if the application was approved. The applicant would use appropriate measures to minimise sediment mobilisation and impact on biodiversity to prevent and minimise environmental harm. There was no impact on the Arctic Char spawning grounds. The Northern Jetty was already a floating jetty, this was to help manage water levels as a floating jetty would rise with the water. The applicant had 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.
RESOLVED – That the Director of Customer and Commercial Services be delegated authority to grant permission for the encroachment application to remove the existing wooden jetty and replacement with a new floating jetty at Brathay Manor, Windermere, subject to the completion of a new private encroachment agreement for the removal of the existing jetty and replacement with a floating jetty.
Members at this stage in the proceedings expressed how the Committee was working well together while being guided by officers. Members new to the Committee reiterated these comments.
Report author: Frankie Flannigan
Publication date: 18/01/2023
Date of decision: 28/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 28/10/2022 - Lake Administration Committee