Proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities

Closed 11 Jan 2019

Opened 19 Nov 2018

Results Updated 3 Apr 2019

Through this consultation, live from 16 November 2018 to 11 January 2019 we undertook our first review of our standard rules for flood risk activities, prepared in April 2016 following flood risk activities moving into EPR. This consultation proposes amendments to the existing standard rules and the creation of three new standard rules. Our overall aim is to increase the uptake of flood risk activity standard rules permits, while maintaining our commitment to protect the environment and manage flood risk.

We received a total of 13 responses, which we have carefully considered. Of the 13 responses:

  • 11 were from organisations or groups
  • 2 were from individuals

Please use the link below to access our summary report of your responses and how we are going to use this information to help shape the proposed changes to existing and new standard rules.

Thank you to all those who took the time to respond to this consultation.

 

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Overview

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR) allow us to make standard rules to reduce the administrative burden for applicants while maintaining environmental and flood standards

The rules take considerable time and resources to develop but once in place they make applying and determining the applications more straight forward.

This consultation is the first review of our standard rules for flood risk activities, prepared in April 2016 following flood risk activities moving into Environmental Permitting Regulations.


Responding to this consultation

Information is provided throughout the online tool which you access by clicking on the Respond online link below. The consultation document and supporting information are listed in the Related section at the bottom of this page. Should you experience any difficulties accessing the documents please email joe.march@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation proposes amendments to the existing standard rules and the creation of three new standard rules. Our overall aim is to increase the uptake of flood risk activity standard rules permits, while maintaining our commitment to protect the environment and manage flood risk.

 We will use your responses to help develop the standard rules sets. We aim to publish the new standard rules sets in March 2019.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Business and industry
  • Flood management