Barnes Brinkcraft moorings on River Bure | Environment

PUBLISHED: 22:11 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:11 16 January 2018

Concerns have been raised over a new pontoon which encroaches into the navigable area of the River Bure at Barnes Brinkcraft. Picture: Broads Authority

Concerns have been raised over a brand new pontoon which encroaches into the navigable space of the River Bure at Barnes Brinkcraft. Picture: Broads Authority


A Broads rent boat firm’s growth on the River Bure that deviated from accepted drawings has been deemed “unacceptable”.

The Broad’s Authority’s planning committee mentioned the unauthorised growth at Barnes Brinkcraft in Hoveton, which prolonged into the navigable space of the river, might pose a hazard to different water customers.

At a gathering earlier this month, committee members mentioned the encroachment of the unauthorised growth into the navigation space “was deemed unacceptable for reasons of health and safety issues”.

The website is positioned simply south of Wroxham Bridge.

Planning officer Tony Risebrow described the part of river that was affected as a “fairly busy piece of water”.

Broads Authority officers mentioned planning permission for the substitute of 158m of quay heading, removing of 280 sq. metres of land, set up of pontoons, widening of entry observe and the removing of a storage shed on the website was granted in July.

A report on the matter acknowledged that work had began in September, however had not been accomplished in accordance with the planning permission.

It mentioned one of many points was pontoon had been positioned roughly four.2m nearer to the river than proposed on the accepted drawing.

Concerns had been raised that when moored stern-on, massive rent boats would stick out into the navigation space of the river.

While members of the planning committee welcomed continued funding within the website, the committee mentioned the matter wanted to be rectified earlier than the beginning of the vacation season.

Broads Authority officers have been authorised to barter with Barnes Brinkcraft a restriction on the size of boats mooring on the website, an agreed mooring configuration, administration of the pontoon, and the discount in dimension of a spit of land which was prolonged.

Officers have been requested to offer a verbal replace on the matter on the subsequent planning committee assembly on February 2.

Barnes Brinkcraft managing director Matthew Thwaites mentioned there was a “chronic” scarcity of moorings in Wroxham and so they had invested £1m within the moorings.

“Our architects will be meeting with the Broads Authority to find a way forward,” he mentioned.

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