It is your responsibility to ensure you have the right permissions and consents before beginning work to make changes to or install riverbank stabilisation but advice on what you require is easily available.
Waterside development, including new and replacement works, usually requires planning permission. The Broads Authority is the local planning authority for the Broads. You can find out more on the Broads Authority’s website or you can contact us for free advice.
A licence will be necessary for the design and timing of installation of work which affects areas that are publicly navigable. The Broads Authority is responsible for issuing the Works Licence. Full details can be found on the Authority’s website.
Prior written consent of the Environment Agency is required for any proposed works or structures in, under, over or within nine metres of a main river or a flood/sea defence. Depending on the length and type of works proposed a water framwork assesment may be needed. Full details and how to contact the agency can be found on the relevant section of the Government website.
If any machinery work or the scheme itself significantly affects navigation, the Broads Authority may need to let boat users know. This involves a public notice placed in a local newspaper at least 35 days in advance of work. This will be at your cost but is administered by us. You can find full details on our website.