New borough-wide moorings byelaw consultation
Residents are being asked to give their views on the proposed byelaw to prevent unauthorised mooring of boats along the banks of the River Thames in the borough.
The byelaw would enable the Council to restrict and control the mooring of boats along areas of Hounslow’s riverbanks with an aim to stop unauthorised mooring which causes problems to those boat owners who have prior approval from the Council.
Problems caused by unauthorised moorings include:
- Inability to move the boats without resorting to lengthy legal action
- Appearance/condition of the boats which is a nuisance to the area
- Illegal and anti-social behaviour
- Interference with residents/visitors to enjoy the public open space
Many owners are using the boats as either permanent or as rentals accommodation, meaning the unauthorised boat owners are profiting at the Council’s expense.
Have your say
To take part in this survey, please visit Hounslow.stickyworld.com
If you have any comments, please email Sabina Martin, project manager.
This consultation will end - Friday 3 November