Quote Originally Posted by ChrisPage View Post
There is a difference between a tree being down as it fell.... My point was that as paddlers we should be expecting rivers to be manicured for navigation.... If there's an inkling that a move to recognise existing or legislate for new PRN would lead to a huge burden on landowners.
This feels like deja vu all over again. Nobody is suggesting he manicures the river, just that he refrains from using it as a dumping ground for barbed wire and concrete blocks.

As for any additional burdens, regardless of whether there is a PRN, the riparian owner already has numerous responsibilities by way of maintaining the river, including, since you mention it, the removal of fallen trees. He also has the responsibility to maintain the natural watercourse, not cause any obstructions that might lead to flood.... etc etc ad infinitum.