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  1. Forgive my ignorance, but I don't know where "up here" is, so I can't comment on your situation. As far as the Broads are concerned, conservation, enjoyment by the public and the navigation are equally weighted, unlike in national parks where conservation is given priority over the enjoyment by the public (in the event of an irreconcilable conflict). There is no national park that has a responsibility towards a navigation.
  2. Yes, after a fashion. There isn't actually any bye law that covers CCing. Subject to the normal toll, BSS certificate and insurance, there is no control on how far a boat may or may not travel in a given time. The only restriction I can think of is where to moor. If you have your own mooring or have access to private moorings, you can come and go as you please. However, if you wish to make use of the 24 hr free moorings provided by the Broads Authority, then you can only moor for a maximum of 24 hours and cannot return to the same mooring (or one withing 500 metres of that mooring) for another 24 hours. Although it is not common, there are a small number of boats used as live-aboards 24/7, which have no home mooring. The Sandford Principle.
  3. I am a long-time lurker on this forum, but, as I do my boating on the Broads, I just read the posts with great interest but have never posted before. However, to suggest that moving to the Broads will somehow avoid the types of perceived problems there are with CaRT is, frankly, nonsensical. I do not wish to hi-jack this thread, so please don’t jump all over me, but some facts need to be stated. All is not rosy on the Broads. The Broads Authority have just declared the Broads to be a national park, despite the fact that Defra repeatedly tell them that it is not legally a national park, having been incorporated by totally separate and individual legislation. There is a Facebook group called 'Protect the Broads we are not a National park', which has nearly 500 members. There is an online petition here http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/74305 that gives a flavour of the discontent (please sign it if you see fit). The latest criticism is that one of the members of the Authority was ineligible to apply for appointment, but that didn’t seem to matter to Defra, who appointed him any way. Details can be read here http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=48&Topic=36279&srow=0&erow=8 I’ll now don my tin hat and retire to my bunker.
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