Policy paper

Essex abstraction licensing strategy

How water resources are managed in the Essex catchment.


Essex abstraction licensing strategy


This licensing strategy sets out how water resources are managed in the Essex catchment area.

It provides information about where water is available for further abstraction. It also indicates how reliable a new abstraction licence may be.

Published 28 February 2013
Last updated 9 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. 1) Revised explanation of our area approach to renewing time limited licences and addressing sustainability. 2) Clarification that the requirements of habitats directive sites will over-ride the CAMS status. 3) Minor changes to the status of water bodies and the hands off flows in certain areas. 4) New maps where necessary to keep up with these changes.
  2. First published.