Policy paper

Part 2: River basin management planning overview and additional information

Provides detail on the river basin management planning process in England.



Use this document to find out how the river basin management plans (RBMPs) were drawn up. It summarises the technical, economic and engagement processes used to develop each district’s RBMP. It explains how the:

  • water environment is managed
  • requirements of the water framework directive have been met
  • water environment is divided up and described
  • actions and objectives were identified
Published 18 February 2016
Last updated 21 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated document to fix broken links.
  2. See the revised plan approved by the Minister for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
  3. First published.