From 6th April 2016, anyone wishing to carry out works on, or near, main rivers or sea defences that might impact on flood risk is required to seek prior consent from the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales.
To help you interpret the new rules, Enzygo has produced an easy-to-understand guide that explains the key changes and the subsequent new requirements that you may need to take.
We have particular expertise in providing flooding and hydrological services and so we would recommend that you consult with us first to ensure that you receive the best possible advice.
Enzygo offers a full range of Hydrological and Flood Risk Services including:
- Flood Risk Assessment;
- Flood Risk Modelling;
- Sequential and Exception Test;
- Drainage Assessment;
- Business Continuity Flood Assessment;
- Flood Warning and Evacuation Plans;
- Produce Environmental Permit Application for Flood Risk Activity and supporting documentation including reports, risk assessments and drawings; and
- Produce a risk-appropriate EMS to support your Flood Risk Activity Environmental Permit Application and operations post-permit issue.
Prior to 6th April 2016 permitting was achieved though Flood Discharge Consents but, from this date onwards, these works will now fall under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2016.
You may need to apply for an Environmental Permit for flood risk activities if you do work:
- In, under, over or near a main river (including where the river is in a culvert)
- On or near a flood defence on a main river
- In the flood plain of a main river
- On or near a sea defence
The Land Drainage Act 1991 still remains in place and you will still need to apply to the IDB or Local Authority for works on ordinary watercourses.
For more information, please contact Steph Charnaud on 01454 269237 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org
View ‘A Simple Guide to Flood Risk Activity Permits‘ in pdf format.