Mooring warning for boat owners

Boat owners who are mooring their vessels at a Norfolk conservation area without authorisation could be issued with enforcement notices by the Broads Authority.

Boat owners who are mooring their vessels at a Norfolk conservation area without authorisation could be issued with enforcement notices by the Broads Authority.

The authority is to discuss taking action against people who leave their boats on the south side of Thorpe Island, Thorpe St Andrew, because mooring the vessels poses a risk to other river traffic and ruins the look of the area.

There are also fears that to access the remote New Cut site people are crossing or walking along nearby railway tracks to get to their boats.

On Friday, the Broads Authority is to consider issuing enforcement notices to all the boat owners demanding the vessels be removed because there is no planning permission to leave any craft there.


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Network Rail, which owns the land, has also been told it could be culpable under planning legislation for permitting any more unauthorised mooring activity to continue.

If any enforcement notices are issued and then ignored, the authority could then seek to take more direct action to remove the boats or proceed with prosecutions against any boat owners.

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