Environmental Permitting to Include Flood Risk Activities
What is the new legislation:
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations SI 2016/475
What is the amended legislation
Water Act 2014 Schedule 8
Who does this affect: England and Wales
When does this change take place: 6th April 2016
These amendments establish a new scheme to regulate activities on or near watercourses in England and Wales with the aim of reducing administrative burdens on applicants carrying out activities that need approval because they could impact on flood risk or flood risk management.
They will also integrate all flood defence consents under the permitting framework
The full text of the Regulations may be found here.