From the 6th April 2016, the process for Flood Defence Consents (FDC) in England changed to the new Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) to allow a cohesive approach where the consenting process, and recommendations given, are the same across the board throughout England.
For new applications for works that are carried out in or near a main river or sea defence an EPR permit needs to be applied for under ‘flood risk activities’. There are some activities that are exempt and do not require a permit, providing the exempt activity is registered with the Environment Agency and you fully meet the conditions required for that exemption. For more information, click here.
Whether you require a permit or an exemption, get in touch with Envireau Water to guide you through the process to ensure that you are clear on your responsibilities to remain legally compliant. Contact us on 01332 871 870