Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Planning for Freight on Inland Waterways

The U.K. Government wants to encourage more freight to travel by water instead of road where this makes sense. To achieve this will often require engagement with the planning process. It is vitally important that the planning process is used effectively.

This Good Practice Guide has been produced for the Government by the Association of Inland Navigation Authorities to show, through practical advice and examples, how good planning can help support and encourage the use of inland waterways for freight transport.

It is designed to help policy makers and planners, bodies responsible for the management and use of waterways, carriers, regional development agencies and any other bodies with an interest in exploiting the potential of inland waterways.

Case studies highlight how different organisations have worked together to resolve specific issues by implementing good practice.

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