Defra Published 15 January 2019 Seeking views on proposals to modernise water regulation and allow better long-term planning of water resources and drainage.
We want to know what you think about our proposals for improving long-term planning of water resources and drainage. We’re also asking about our proposals to modernise water regulation. These include:
- reforming abstraction licensing to clarify when Environment Agency can amend licences
- amending laws to allow a new charging methodology for Internal Drainage Boards
- making the Somerset Rivers Authority a flood Risk Management Authority
- modernising the process for modifying water company licence conditions
We also want to begin discussions around raising funds to deal with flooding and coastal erosion.