Result for IWA in Ely

Part of the river frontage at Ely which the EA has sold to the local council Part of the river frontage at Ely which the EA has sold to the local council

Inland Waterways Association’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely, Cambridgshire, to private bidders has achieved a result, with the news that the local council will be buying the land.

IWA says it would have preferred the land to remain in the ownership of EA for future navigation income and legacy, but welcomes the purchase by East Cambridgeshire District Council which means that the land will remain in public ownership.

IWA hopes this will bring a more secure future to the three waterway-related businesses based at the site: Bridge Boatyard, which has been operating for more than 40 years and the only holiday boat hire company on the River Great Ouse, hotel barge Water Nimf and The Boat Yard boat restoration business.

The land amounts to more than 300m of river frontage.

Photo courtesy of Bridge Boatyard

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