Defra ‘Following Defra’s consultation in May 2014, I am writing to alert you to the publication of the following documents: River Basin Planning Guidance – July 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/river-basin-planning-guidance This is a statutory Ministerial guidance to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales coming into effect on 31st July 2014. Draft River Basin Planning Guidance – […]

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Other Water News: The next round of River Basin District Plans are to be published for consultation in September (22nd) and The Water Stakeholder Forum which was begun to help stakeholders understand WFD has been wound up. Defra announces preferred candidate to chair Environment Agency Owen Paterson, Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, […]

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Environment Agency: A wide range of groups and organisations responded to this consultation, including water and energy companies, charities, non-governmental organisations, wildlife groups, industrial organisations and individuals. Through the consultation you told us that: • you support the catchment based approach to river basin planning and delivery • local delivery should be informed by an […]

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