The River Lea to be precise.
British Waterways have made proposals for the Lee Navigation that break a number of laws.
You can download them here; British Waterways Mooring Management Plan.
They did not inform the Local Moorings Strategy Steering Group.
They have made no impact assessment on the lives of the liveaboard boaters on the Lee Navigations.
The document implies that this will go ahead no matter what the consultation response. (in breach of BERR consultation guidelines, binding unless reasons are stated in advance of any action being taken).
Proposals for refusing licences unless fines are paid is in breach of Sections 17 (3) and (4) of the 1995 Waterways Act.
Justification under Section 43 of the 1962 Act have never been test in court and cannot override later legislation.
There are several Humans Rights Act violations in the proposals.
It has been postulated that the motive is the need to clear out the lower Lea, Regents and Hertford Union canals in preparation for 1500 temporary moorings for the Olympics.
There is some discussion about this document in the Canalworld Discussion Forums