Envireau Water learned today that The Water Resources (Miscellaneous Revocations) (Wales) Order 2017 was laid before the National Assembly for Wales and comes into force on 1 January 2018.
While we are still investigating the detail it would appear that this order removes the abstraction licence exempt areas in Wales. Despite shadowing this topic closely for many years and working with a number of abstractors in Wales, this has come out of the blue.
We will provide more details over the coming days, and will prepare a more detailed bulletin as soon as we can.
In the meantime if you have any questions please contact either James Dodds or Tamsin Morey on 01332 871882 or email email@example.com.