The Service Delivery Manager presented a report which outlined an application to reinstate a wooden jetty and perform associated dredging at the Samling Hotel Windermere, located 275 meters from the hotel on the eastern shore of the lake. The application included details of a handmade oak gate and a rope hand rail with removable oak posts and repair of the current steps to the jetty. The construction of the jetty was to be a traditional construction with timber piles measuring 6.63 meters squared subject to a survey following completion. The dredged area would cover an area of 20 meters squared to a depth of 1.5 meters to enable craft to berth. The application had been approved by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) and the Environment Agency.
Members raised a query regarding the impact the application would have on traffic, the Service Delivery Manager responded noting that historically a jetty had been at this location with entrance and exit points’ already in existence and that this had been considered by the LDNPA when the application was approved.
RESOLVED – That authority be delegated to the Director of Customer and Commercial Services to grant permission, subject to the completion of a new commercial encroachment agreement for the following:-
(1) reinstatement of the traditional wooden jetty; and
(2) localised dredging to allow berthing.