Policy paper

Idle and Torne abstraction licensing strategy

A licensing strategy to manage water resources sustainably.



This catchment abstraction management strategy (CAMS) sets out how the Environment Agency will manage water resources in the Idle and Torne catchment, provides information on how existing abstraction is regulated and if water is available for further abstraction.

The plan will also detail how it protects our requirements under the Water Framework Directive, ensuring no ecological deterioration to our rivers.