Water abstraction licensing: changes to exemptions in England and Wales
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There were 86 responses to the consultation. We expect to publish the response to the consultation and provide details of the final approach by early 2017.
This consultation ran from
Seeking views on the proposal to extend the water abstraction licensing system to include most water abstractors who are currently exempt.
This consultation was held on another website.
We want to know what you think about our plans to bring most exempt abstractors into the licensing system (‘New Authorisations’). This will allow the regulators to better manage water resources and help to balance the needs of all abstractors and the environment.
Both existing licensed abstractors and exempt abstractors will be interested in the consultation and we encourage you to share this widely. The consultation document also contains our response to the 2009 consultation.
- Welsh Government: changes to water abstraction licensing exemptions in England and Wales (New Authorisations) consultation in English and Welsh
- Water management: abstract or impound water
- Reforming the water abstraction management system: making the most of every drop