The government has published its response to the recent consultation on the expansion of the Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plan to cover coastal and estuarine waters.

In summary

  • Government expands plan to tackle storm overflows, including all coastal and estuary sites
  • Marine protected areas and shellfish water protected areas made a priority
  • Plan to drive £60 billion capital investment over next 25 years – the largest infrastructure programme in water company history.

There is also an updated plan and impact assessment.

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