Consultation outcome

Flood risk activity permitting: standard rules consultation

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Proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities

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Detail of outcome

The consultation response document:

  • summarises your responses
  • outlines how we’ll use this information to help shape the new and amended flood risk standard rules

We received 13 direct responses to the consultation. There are 2 from individuals and 11 from organisations and groups.

You can view the responses submitted (where consent was given to publish) on the Environment Agency’s consultation hub.

Original consultation


We want your views on revised and new standard rules for flood risk activities.

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Consultation description

The Environment Agency proposes to revise the existing standard rules for flood risk activities and create 3 new ones. This is the first review of the existing standard rules since April 2016 when we created them.

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 allow us to offer standard rules for specific activities. They make applying for and determining permit applications more straight forward. We aim to increase the use of standard rules and maintain our commitment to protect the environment and manage flood risk.

We welcome your feedback on the proposed changes to existing and new standard rules. We will use your feedback to develop them. We aim to publish the new and revised standard rules in March 2019.

Published 20 November 2018
Last updated 3 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary of consultation responses and decisions.

  2. First published.