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Title: Riverside owners' guide : a guide for people living near rivers and streams
Author: National Rivers Authority Thames Region
Document Type: Monograph
This booklet explains how the rules affect users, and how users and the National Rivers Authority can work together to protect the working and natural environment of our rivers and streams. It also contains the Land Drainage Byelaws that are applicable throughout the Thames Region of the National Rivers Authority, they are printed in full for your reference and cover watercourses known as main rivers. These main rivers are covered by the Water Resources Act 1991 and are defined on maps held by the Authority. Other watercourses, or ordinary watercourses are covered by the Land Drainage Act 1991. In determining all river works which need its approval, the NRA must, under these Acts, also consider whether the proposals conserve and enhance the natural environment. As well as the byelaws administered by the National Rivers Authority, there are other rules affecting riparian owners. Some London Boroughs and other local authorities have their own byelaws saying what you can and cannot do in or near rivers or watercourses - you can get these from your local authority. The information that follows is intended to provide an introductory guide for riparian owners to some of the rules and restrictions governing the use of their property. It must, however, be appreciated that the actual interpretation of the byelaws in any given situation would, in the final event, be a matter for the courts.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Reading
Subject Keywords: RiversGuidelinesRiparian vegetationByelaws
Extent: 24
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