This guidance aims to help individuals, businesses and public bodies planning to carry out any dredging on main river watercourses. Dredging and the removal of silt and sand from main rivers is regulated under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010. This guide will help you comply with the Regulations and maintain your watercourses in an environmentally […]

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Three sources of new and updated information 1. Flood risk assessments: climate change allowances Find out when and how to use climate change allowances in flood risk assessments and strategic flood risk assessments. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out how the planning system should help minimise vulnerability and provide resilience to the impacts […]

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There is a growing understanding of the value of moorlands for water – two important interventions, and developing science 1. Revitalising natural landscapes can reduce flood risk – Environment Agency  The Environment Agency has flagged up that revitalising natural landscapes can reduce flood risk. Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Agency visited the uplands in […]

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Fishy Stuff – Two articles: 1.  The Angling Trust has successfully applied for £131,000 funding from charitable trust the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to spend on increased campaigning to protect dwindling marine and freshwater fish stocks over the next two years. The funds will be matched with membership subscription income and fundraising from other sources to […]

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