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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 07 May 2020 11:20 #115776

Indeed it is good news, although do not expect it to be the last we hear of their plans for this space. They are part of a venture capitalist arm of Lloyds bank, they will rebrand to Aqua Vista soon and the reality is it is just about increasing revenue so they will be back with different proposals for sure. Their arrogance was part of their downfall as the Cruising Association had originally been in support but changed and the local community forum who have quite a good standing with the planners have never been in support of it. The voice of the boaters was probably the least influential but it is good to have support from so many areas to protect it.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 07 May 2020 07:21 #115769

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Thats great news.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 06 May 2020 13:50 #115754

The Planning Committee turned down the application. BWML appealed the decision and the Planning Inspector has now refused the appeal.
There will still be 24 hour moorings available on the East side of Limehouse basin rather than an extension of the marina.

A tiny bit of good news in the midst of lots of bad news!

development.towerhamlets.gov.uk/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=DCAPR_124097
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 12 Aug 2019 23:28 #108624

No intel on other items I’m afraid.

Doesn’t matter how many other boats hit the bouys they would find ways to discount them just like they did last time when two of the larger barges collided with them. They stated it was intentional.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 12 Aug 2019 22:12 #108621

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This would only provide evidence about point 2 in Andy Sopers post. Any intel on evidence or arguments for points 1 and 3?
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PS How many boats have hit or will hit the buoys before the "test" takes place?

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 12 Aug 2019 21:30 #108618

BWML currently in process of gathering evidence to appeal the refusal.

Bouys been resurrected in the marina so that they can bring in some boats to do manoeuvres to show it’s safe and navigable. One appears to be the Concordia which I think is the fuel boat so clearly skippered by a professional and no doubts the others will have competent skippers on them.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 21 Feb 2019 18:48 #104034

Tower Hamlets have now got round to advising us formally that the planning application was refused.

Reasons for Refusal
1 - The proposed development would result in the overdevelopment of the Limehouse marina
which would lead to an unacceptable loss of open water space. The development is
therefore contrary to policy 7.28 and 7.30 of the London Plan (2016), policy SP04 of the Core
Strategy (2010), and policy DM12 of the Managing Development Document (2013).
2 - The proposed development by reason of its siting and scale would negatively impact
upon navigation within the Limehouse Marina. The development is therefore contrary to
policies 7.27 and 7.30 of the London Plan (2016), policy SP04 of the Core Strategy (2010),
and policy DM12 of the Managing Development Document (2013).
3 - The proposed development would result in increased pollution and would have an
unacceptable impact upon neighbouring residents and water quality of the Limehouse
Marina. The development is therefore contrary to policy 7.14 of the London Plan (2016),
policy SP03 Core Strategy (2010) and policy DM12 of the Managing Development Document
(2013).

Doubtless the new owners of BWML will appeal.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 14 Feb 2019 20:23 #103887

Well spotted - good result - until the inevitable appeal!

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 14 Feb 2019 20:08 #103886

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Have just looked on TH website and found minutes from the committee, as follows

Minutes:

An update report was tabled.



The Applications Team Leader, Development, introduced the report which concerned an application for the construction of 5 leisure pontoons at Limehouse Marina. The Planning Case Officer then presented the report informing the Committee that the application had first been considered at the meeting on 14 November 2018 at which time it had been deferred for a site visit. Members had requested this because of concerns around open access, openness, navigation, and amenity. 9 letters of objection related to the application were received and the issues raised had been addressed in the update report.



The Committee was invited to ask questions of the Planning Case Officer and Members indicated that they had no questions that they wished to ask.



The Committee then moved to vote on the application. The Vice-Chair proposed and the Chair seconded that Members vote on the officer recommendation and on a vote of 1 in favour, 3 against, and 2 abstentions, the Committee indicated that it did not support the officer recommendation.



There was an adjournment between 6:48pm and 6:50pm.



The Committee indicated that it was minded not to support the recommendation because of concerns around:

· Navigation – although tests had been undertaken, the Committee was concerned that a separate verification had not been undertaken by the Council. Additionally since the pontoons would be for leisure use, they would be used by inexperienced persons and the reduced navigation space was a concern.

· Substantial harm to the marina from the additional use that the pontoons would generate.

· Over capacity of mooring.

· Loss of open water and open character.

· Pollution of the environment from the additional boats.

The Committee were of a view that these factors would constitute substantial harm.



The Vice-Chair indicated that the Committee was minded to refuse the application; the proposal was seconded by Councillor Salva-Macallan and on a vote of 5 in favour and 1 abstention, the Committee



RESOLVED



That the application to construct five pontoons to provide leisure moorings at Limehouse Marina, Limehouse Basin, The Highway, London, E14 8BT be REFUSED.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 24 Jan 2019 20:17 #103423

Planning had been rejected. Don’t know any further details although would of course expect there to be an appeal.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 06 Dec 2018 11:20 #102838

I believe the outcome of the meeting on the 14th was for a site visit prior to final decision, it would appear the committee are on site today (they did not announce when it would take place - I guess for obvious reasons). A bit of a shame as the "wall" had hardly any visitors on it today whereas on other days it can be quite busy.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 09 Nov 2018 07:07 #102295

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I had an e mail from TH with the following attached

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
Application for: Full Planning Permission
Location: Limehouse Marina Limehouse Basin, The Highway, London, E14 8BT
Proposal: Construction of five pontoons to provide leisure moorings
Reference: PA/17/03268
Further to your observations regarding the above planning application. I write to inform you that the Development Committee
will consider this application at their meeting to be held on 14 November, 2018. Please be aware that if you have sent in a
petition, you should pass this information on to those who have signed the petition as we will not be able to send individual
letters to the signatories.
The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG,
commencing at 6.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and observe the proceedings. The public
gallery can accommodate up to 50 people. Copies of the agenda papers will be available to view at One Stop Shops and
libraries across the borough and at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/committee .
The Council's Committee procedures do allow local residents and other interested parties to address the Committee for up to
3 minutes before the Committee debate the application. These are verbal presentations only and no additional material can be
presented or given to Councillors during the meeting. Two slots are available on a first come basis. If you wish to register to
speak you must inform the Senior Committee Officer by 4.00pm on 12 November, 2018. It is recommended that email
or telephone is used for this purpose. This communication must provide the name and contact details of the intended speaker
and whether they will be speaking for or against the application. For STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE please either
call 020 7364 4877 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE please either call 020 7364
4881 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
If you have any questions regarding the planning issues covered in the committee report, please phone 020 7364 5009. For
further information regarding the running of the committee meeting, please contact the relevant Committee Clerk.
Technical Support Team (Planning)
On behalf of Divisional Director, Planning and Building Control

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 08 Nov 2018 16:04 #102273

Wow timing is everything! Having posted that I then hear about a thread on London boaters which has a blurry screen shot saying its been approved after some wrangling and now going for final approval with a meeting on 14th November. Andrew Phasey at SPCC appears to leading a charge on it - 07850 753 633.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 08 Nov 2018 15:50 #102272

This is still ongoing and I believe even more revisions etc have been made with various toings and goings to the planners. As previously seems unfair that a submitted plan can be revised and no counter arguments supplied from various interested parties.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Aug 2018 10:11 #100638

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I agree the driver is purely financial and I think its unfair that revised plans can be submitted, but no further comments are allowed. I also note that this is still down for delegated approval despite all the objections. Surely the planning committee should be the route for any controversial planning decisions, if the council were following their own planning procedures.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Aug 2018 09:58 #100637

Andrew Harrison wrote: I cant see anything in the new plans that would change the Councils own Place Shaping Team finding that the proposals are not acceptable.


I'd agree however the fact that the deadline has long since passed and adjustments are being made and supporting evidence submitted would suggest they are being steered in a way for this to be granted. For the new owners it would be a significant loss of income if not approved as visitor mooring rates are high.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Aug 2018 09:45 #100636

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I cant see anything in the new plans that would change the Councils own Place Shaping Team finding that the proposals are not acceptable.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 22 Aug 2018 16:46 #100623

Whilst being a PITA about other planning issues affecting Limehouse (Thames pathways) I noticed that new documents had been added to the planning portal on 20th August. There has still been no outcome although I have heard that the planners are positive about it etc.

One item I noted within the document is that SPCC and other groups will have free of charge grandfathered rights to moor for their cruises so long as bookings are in place by end of December each year. SPCC were indeed vocal against the submission and I suspect they remain vocal against it even with such a concession as it still means they cannot do ad hoc events as sometimes is the desire. I don't know if the DBA are considered as a group eligible for grandfather rights or not.

No idea what the window attachments relate to assume that is something added by mistake for another property.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 17 Jun 2018 14:36 #99396

Biggest change I see Is the actual size of the pontoons being defined and the boats being a little smaller in length on the pontoons. Same overall impact.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 17 Jun 2018 13:22 #99392

Version 5 of the plan has now been added to the Planning Portal - attached

Doesn't look any better to me!

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 02 Mar 2018 19:19 #97009

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I have just had a look on TH planning website and noticed an additional document had been added. Its from the councils place shaping team, identifying the proposal as not acceptable. I have attached a copy.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 01 Feb 2018 16:38 #96411

Wow did some good research in that reply.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 01 Feb 2018 15:26 #96408

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 01 Feb 2018 13:31 #96406

12 additional comments added yesterday including I believe from CA and the RYA.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 31 Jan 2018 07:38 #96388

Thanks Andrew, I notice the Limehouse Bertholders Assocation objection isnt on there so have sent this document to the Chairman. I suspect like you he emailed their response directly. Will be interesting to see how the planners view it all. A good mix of local land residents and crusing clubs + IWA. Only neutral was a lady who didnt like the hen and stag parties that gather there and beleives it might be better policed.

Considering my bow looks at this space ive not come across any crazy parties on teh moorings. Yes some hens come and regularly use a broads crusier, normally over by early evening.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 30 Jan 2018 21:47 #96386

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Find attached the 57 comments which I will also e mail to TH Planning, if they can't find them for themselves.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 30 Jan 2018 20:16 #96383

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Andy Soper wrote: I sent the DBA objection to the planning officer Hoa Vong and the development planning address, as requested by Tower Hamlets and recieved an acknowledgement of receipt.

However - there appears to be a further glitch , as although 57 comments have been made, it doesn't appear possible to view them (usual with other authorities) .


It is possible to view them, if you register to comment then raise an objection. Mine simply said I will e mail my objection. You can then read the other objections. Once you log out though you're back to square one.

So are Tower Hamlets going to
1) Ignore the comments because of a glitch. Closing day tomorrow still shown on the website
2) Extend the time for comments and alert all respondents to the issue
3) Press on regardless

I would argue they are not following proper procedure. Its their system thats broke not ours
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 30 Jan 2018 12:34 #96378

Thought you might have done, just wanted to raise it for others.

On the TH site Ive never been able to see the comments so not sure if it is a glitch or if thats the way its supposed to be.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 30 Jan 2018 12:17 #96377

I sent the DBA objection to the planning officer Hoa Vong and the development planning address, as requested by Tower Hamlets and recieved an acknowledgement of receipt.

However - there appears to be a further glitch , as although 57 comments have been made, it doesn't appear possible to view them (usual with other authorities) .

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 30 Jan 2018 12:02 #96375

Received this in an email from teh berthholders association,

You should also send a copy of your objections/support/comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as Tower Hamlets Planning Dept have said there is a glitch in their system which means comments may not get registered. They have recommended sending an email or a letter.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Jan 2018 11:09 #96331

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The moorings in the corner which were commercial moorings were designated as visitor moorings in a previous BWML application. At the same time the leisure moorings were Sam now has a berth, which were the visitor moorings were reclassified and the pump out relocated. In that application BWML were very clear about what constituted Visitor and what constituted Leisure , whilst maintaining that for planning purposes they both came under the leisure umbrella.

The cynic in me might think that in this new application BWML may have applied for leisure without defining them as visitor to create a smoke screen of objections against a particular issue, that they can easily row back from, ie simply re-designate them. That in itself, however, would not negate the objections made on loss of amenity for visiting boats, open water space or navigational safety.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Jan 2018 10:04 #96330

Hello Sam,

Planners do not appear to recognise visitor moorings - they are just part of leisure moorings. The other categories are residential and commercial.

The full grounds for our objection to the application are contained in our paper which I have attached to this post. The only way to protect the current free short term moorings is to object to the entire plan.

The moorings in the NE corner are registered as commercial.

Members may not be aware but South Dock Marina, Hermitage and Downs Road all have visitor moorings - which are less expensive than Limehouse Marina visitor moorings. St Kats visitor moorings are similar in price to Limehouse.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 23 Jan 2018 08:58 #96329

Andy,
Although they have asked for leisure moorings in their application which is contracry to all we saw before when it was all about visitors they are saying "visitor" falls into that scope of leuise classification so the intention is to have these for visitors (who will pay of course). Now that is not to say that this wont change over time and no further planning would be required if they decided to use these as true leisure moorings resulting in even less visitor space.

In winters the visitor moorings in the far corner do become winter moorings which a couple of DBA members actively use.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 22 Jan 2018 18:09 #96326

I have sent an objection today, on behalf of DBA:

DBA objects to planning proposal PA/17/03268/NC because:
Although the proposed development would increase revenue for BWML through the installation of additional leisure moorings, this will be at the detriment to visiting skippers of vessels of all shapes and sizes due to the significant reduction in visitor moorings available.
Navigational safety is very much compromised because of the restriction in the space left available within the basin for manoeuvring, by the construction of the new pontoons. This situation is then compounded by relocation of the services pontoon, making this restricted area the busiest navigational zone within the basin.
The much impaired disabled access for visiting boaters, crew and visitors to the basin, discriminates against a section of society that have limited access to the pleasures of the waterways.
The proposed plan is detrimental to the use of the basin by our members, the general public, visiting skippers and boating organisations. The plans are contrary to planning policy and we urge rejection of the current proposals.

There was a much longer lead in which I will share if yo7 interested!

My thanks to Andy Harrison for doing so much of the research and the first draft reply.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 16 Jan 2018 14:42 #96285

On walking around the marina last night I only spotted ONE laminated planning sign that was at knee height tied to a post next to the marina entrance. If I didnt use the entrance every day then I wouldnt have spotted the change.

The portal appears to be down a lot, I guess a fair few London boaters and the suchlike from FB might be overtaking it.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 15 Jan 2018 13:36 #96281

Thanks Andrew, I posted on the FB page just hadnt had a chance to do so on here as I had promised. The statutory signs are still not up in and around the location, however I believe that is a Tower Hamlets job etc. It is very common knowledge local that the planning has been submitted and has been shared on both London Boaters and New London Boaters Facebook pages accordingly.

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To comment on the application you have to register first by supplying name, address, e mail address and a password. I have just done this and it is relatively straight forward. You can then log in under the comments tab and object/support/neutral and add comments.

My personal view is this further reduces the options for casual moorings on the tideway and greatly restricts the number of moorings available along the wall that can be had by breasting up.

I haven't commented yet but do intend to object

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I have just checked on Tower Hamlets planning portal and the application is now live as of 4th Jan

See Link https://development.towerhamlets.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=DCAPR_124097

Consultation is due to end 31st Jan

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 19 Oct 2017 11:44 #95406

Hello Sam,

Please could you post a link here when the planning application is live.

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 18 Oct 2017 00:01 #95388

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I don't think the plans make much of a difference to the general marina view. I'm not aware of any advocates of it as such and believe the local community forum who sit on the planning committee are also not in favour.

The recent change of pump out location has a personal impact as now it will be right outside my windows, which in itself is just the way it goes. So long as it is appropriately isolated form the marina with a fence so randoms cannot just walk about unchallenged (or when I am about challengend by me which sometimes escalates as some people don't like it being pointed out to them)

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The revised plan still removes much of the 24hr moorings. What is general marina consensus, is it still anti the development?
I for one plan to object when planning application is made, based on loss of amenity, with precious little alternative, for boats navigating the tidal Thames . (not that I think it will achieve much!!).

Anyone have better arguments?

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 16 Oct 2017 17:13 #95374

I've got back from the movement of the barge across France to see a revised plan in the Marina office. It's not as yet been submitted for planning. M
Some reduction in finger/mooring lengths and the movement of pump out so it will be Next to my boat.

I am guessing it will officially go for planning shortly.
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 09 Aug 2017 11:57 #94334

Planning not submitted yet (I'll update on here where it is as the notices will go up around the marina as is required).

The ropes have been tangled with by several vessels and have had to be moved back into place on a few occasions (that I know of as stern of my boat overlooks them).

Locally I've not actually heard of anyone in support of the plan that has been drawn up. there is a strong community forum in Limehouse that officially sits on planning who I believe are against it so will be interesting to see where it goes.
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Sam Archer wrote:

Andrew Harrison wrote: We are currently sat on the CRT 24Hr moorings on the wall at Limehouse. When I went to book a lockout I noticed a plan in the lock office for redevelopment of the 24Hr moorings. Basically they are proposing to change quite a large section from CRT 24 Hr visitor moorings to BWML marina visitor moorings. The current disabled pontoon will be extended toward the lock with 5 finger pontoons into the marina basin.

This plan will mean the loss of the disabled pontoon and severely impact on the number of 24hr free of charge moorings available in Limehouse and as those 24hr moorings are in the narrowest location toward the lock breasting up will be limited.

I cannot find the planning application on line so suspect it hasn't been filed yet.I will personally write a letter objecting to the proposal when it is filed. Not that it will get me anywhere

Andy


The planning application isn't in yet. They put the plans out for local consultation to marina dwellers and the local Limehouse Community Forum, the general consensus of opinion is that is not wanted and excessive with the biggest argument being navigational issues. In the winter they will become winter moorings so for some of you wanting somewhere to stay it will be a positive.

The rope and bouys are there and are being filmed to prove that it wont cause an issue for navigational purposes as this appears to be the strongest argument against the development from the water based people. From other planning apps I have heard of elsewhere the local planners default to CRT as the experts on navigation, hence I presume why this approach has been taken.

Loss of open water and an increase in boats outside the flats is unlikely to be a strong argument from the landdwellers in the blue balcony flats as part of Victory Place development.

For some of the larger marina dwellers it will require the barge/widebam to be reversed in or reversed out as you wont be able to turn at the pump out as you currently can as the space directly opposite will be taken. If you have no bow or stern thrusters this could be an issue.


Does anyone have any update as to what is happening? I have looked recently and can see no planning application as yet. How has the local consultation gone?

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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 05 Jun 2017 14:41 #91390

Andrew Harrison wrote: We are currently sat on the CRT 24Hr moorings on the wall at Limehouse. When I went to book a lockout I noticed a plan in the lock office for redevelopment of the 24Hr moorings. Basically they are proposing to change quite a large section from CRT 24 Hr visitor moorings to BWML marina visitor moorings. The current disabled pontoon will be extended toward the lock with 5 finger pontoons into the marina basin.

This plan will mean the loss of the disabled pontoon and severely impact on the number of 24hr free of charge moorings available in Limehouse and as those 24hr moorings are in the narrowest location toward the lock breasting up will be limited.

I cannot find the planning application on line so suspect it hasn't been filed yet.I will personally write a letter objecting to the proposal when it is filed. Not that it will get me anywhere

Andy


The planning application isn't in yet. They put the plans out for local consultation to marina dwellers and the local Limehouse Community Forum, the general consensus of opinion is that is not wanted and excessive with the biggest argument being navigational issues. In the winter they will become winter moorings so for some of you wanting somewhere to stay it will be a positive.

The rope and bouys are there and are being filmed to prove that it wont cause an issue for navigational purposes as this appears to be the strongest argument against the development from the water based people. From other planning apps I have heard of elsewhere the local planners default to CRT as the experts on navigation, hence I presume why this approach has been taken.

Loss of open water and an increase in boats outside the flats is unlikely to be a strong argument from the landdwellers in the blue balcony flats as part of Victory Place development.

For some of the larger marina dwellers it will require the barge/widebam to be reversed in or reversed out as you wont be able to turn at the pump out as you currently can as the space directly opposite will be taken. If you have no bow or stern thrusters this could be an issue.

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The info on the link is definitely misleading as it says that the current length of 24hr moorings will be retained when it clearly will not from the plan.

There is also Q&A info in the lock office see attached.




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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 03 Jun 2017 11:54 #91342

Works without the 'hello' as here

bwml.co.uk/limehouse-basin-visitor-moorings-trial/
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I have tried to reattach Andy's link as it went page not found on me

bwml.co.uk/limehouse-basin-visitor-moorings-trial/

Also pic I took of new plan in the office

I think the info in the link is misleading as when I asked yesterday they told me the pontoons were going to be BWML bookable moorings not free 24hr moorings. I will go and ask again this morning to clarify

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What found today?
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Limehouse basin 24 Hr moorings 02 Jun 2017 22:07 #91330

Hello Andy,

Well spotted.

This, found today, and posted only yesterday may give some clues!

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We are currently sat on the CRT 24Hr moorings on the wall at Limehouse. When I went to book a lockout I noticed a plan in the lock office for redevelopment of the 24Hr moorings. Basically they are proposing to change quite a large section from CRT 24 Hr visitor moorings to BWML marina visitor moorings. The current disabled pontoon will be extended toward the lock with 5 finger pontoons into the marina basin.

This plan will mean the loss of the disabled pontoon and severely impact on the number of 24hr free of charge moorings available in Limehouse and as those 24hr moorings are in the narrowest location toward the lock breasting up will be limited.

I cannot find the planning application on line so suspect it hasn't been filed yet.I will personally write a letter objecting to the proposal when it is filed. Not that it will get me anywhere

Andy
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