The CRT has published a draft of a new mooring proposal which, they hope, will ease the mooring situation in London. In seeking to improve the visitor mooring situation they canvassed, among others, the very people who are causing the problem in the first place! That’s a bit like giving the Lions the keys to the Zoo!
There are plenty of Visitor Moorings in London for visitors. The problem which CRT, formerly BW, are failing to address is that the majority of VMs users are most certainly NOT visitors.
The real problem that needs to be addressed is residential moorings. Unfortunately if ever space is found in London to build residential moorings the cost will be prohibitive and few if any will be able to afford them.
There is no affordable housing in London so people come to the water. There are no affordable residential moorings in London so where next? Visitor moorings are not the answer!
London’s housing problems should not be CRTs problem. For Local Authorities to think that it is beggars belief. Let London’s LAs find the space for affordable housing/mooring.