A Guide to New Authorisations – Trickle Irrigation
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September 11, 2018

From the 1st of January 2018 it has been a requirement that abstraction of water for trickle irrigation requires an abstraction licence.

Envireau Water has been involved in the development and implementation of the New Authorisations process since it was first raised in about 1998 and as an active member of the UK Irrigation Association, the Water For Food Group and by providing technical support to the NFU, and abstractor groups.

Using this insight, we have produced “A Guide to New Authorisations – Trickle Irrigation”, an easy to read handbook which covers ‘Transition Arrangements’; making and submitting your application; and a useful timeline of key deadlines. You can access the guide here, or it is available in the Envireau Knowledge section of our website.

We have also created a FREE tool to help you collate the information that is needed for your application. If you would like to receive this tool, please contact enquiries@envireauwater.co.uk or 01332 871 882 and we will send it to you directly.

Need support with your licensing process?

Envireau Water is the UK’s leading independent, abstraction licensing and water management specialist. We are also specialists in issues related to the agricultural/horticultural sectors, giving us unique expertise in this arena.

Our clients include some of the largest agricultural estates in the UK, as well as other major private abstractors. We have secured abstraction licences for clients in some of the most environmentally sensitive catchments otherwise ‘closed’ to new abstractions. This gives us unparalleled in-house experience of complex licensing scenarios. We specialise in technical negotiation with the Regulators and design of appropriate licences.

Not every application needs our help but if you:

  • Are struggling to define your historic use
  • Have no hydrogeological description of the site
  • Have other licensed abstractions
  • Need to apply for New Water
  • Are located close to sensitive environmental sites

we suggest that you should contact us for a free, no obligation conversation. It is far more difficult and expensive to sort out licensing problems at the end of the process, than it is if the process is started and presented in the right way at the beginning. Get in touch on 01332 871 882 or enquiries@envireauwater.co.uk.