Policy paper

Upper Ouse and Bedford Ouse abstraction licensing strategy

How the Environment Agency manages water resources in the Upper Ouse and Bedford Ouse catchment.



This licensing strategy sets out how water resources are managed in the Upper Ouse and Bedford Ouse catchment.

It provides information on how the Environment Agency will manage existing abstraction licences and water availability.

Published 27 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) Minor changes to the status of water bodies and the hands off flows in certain areas. 3) New maps where necessary to keep up with these changes.
  2. First published.