Environmental management – guidance

Exempt flood risk activities: environmental permittings

Find out about flood risk activity exemptions, which used to need flood defence consent, and how to register them.

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Find out if your flood risk activity on or near a main river or sea defence is exempt from environmental permitting regulations.

If you plan to do any other activities on or near a main river that aren’t listed as exempt activities, check which permits you might need to do work.