As part of our PR24 Price Review, water and wastewater companies in England and Wales are currently developing their plans for 2025 to 2030. The plans will cover everything each company does now and what it will do in the future. Ofwat and CCW want you to have your say on these plans. Each company […]

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Defra announced last week that four swimming areas in England have progressed to public consultation stage to be considered for bathing water designation. They are Sykes Lane bathing beach and Whitwell Creek at Rutland Water, Firestone Bay in Plymouth, and a section of the River Deben at Waldringfield, Suffolk. Read more and access the consultation, […]

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The government has published its response to last January’s consultation on biodiversity net gain (BNG) this month. The consultation response confirms that developers will be required to deliver 10% BNG on most sites from November, with requirement for small sites introduced from April 2024. The government also announced £16 million funding for Local Planning Authorities […]

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The government is consulting until 5th April on the approach to the fourth round of reporting under the Adaptation Reporting Power (ARP4 Strategy). We want to gather views from infrastructure operators and public bodies. We are asking about: the usefulness of reporting how to improve on this for future rounds what should be contained in […]

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Among a swathe of Ofwat PR24 publications last week, the regulator is consulting on regulatory reporting for 2022-23, and on operational greenhouse gas emissions performance commitments definitions for PR24. Regulatory reporting This consultation sets out proposed changes to the reporting requirements for the annual performance report (APR) for 2022-23 onwards. The reporting requirements for the […]

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Some water company and regional water resource plans have been published for consultation this week. They include large programmes of work to manage demand and supply over the next 25-50 years. Read more about the £6 billion plan launched to counter serious threat to water security and the environment in Eastern England For the South […]

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From Defra Consultation description We want to know what you think about Defra’s proposed changes to 11 specifications made under the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999. These regulations are needed to protect human health from contaminated drinking water. We need to update the specifications to reflect modern toilet designs. One change will introduce a […]

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Waterwise has published its draft water efficiency strategy for consultation. The document sets out a cross-sector strategy to deliver greater water efficiency in the UK by 2030, including: Why water demand needs to reduce – so everyone has an understanding of the challenges faced across the UK. The objectives to achieve by 2030 – 10 […]

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