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WA6  Development Within River Corridors  Policy

In considering proposals for development within river corridors, the Local Planning Authority will have regard to the need to conserve or enhance the natural character of those watercourses or encourage appropriate water-based or waterside recreation. In addition, adequate provision should be made to secure permanent areas for river maintenance purposes.

Reasoned justification :

19.18 River corridors are of great importance for water resources, nature conservation, fisheries and recreation and often make a significant contribution to the character of the landscape. Appropriate development can often result in an improvement in the quality of public access, natural habitats and water quality.