Consultation outcome

Bathing waters: proposed designation of 27 new bathing waters in England

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We received 10,962 responses to this consultation.

Following consideration of these responses, all 27 proposed sites that were consulted on will be added to the list of designated bathing waters from the 2024 bathing season.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the proposal to designate 27 sites in England as bathing waters.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposal to designate 27 new bathing waters in England.

Published 26 February 2024
Last updated 13 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary of responses and government response.

  2. First published.