Statutory guidance

River basin management planning guidance

Statutory guidance on river basin management plans in England.

Applies to England


River basin planning guidance

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This guidance is from the Secretary of State for the Environment Agency.

Guidance for river basin planning function for the planning period from 2021 to 2027.

It sets out expectations for the main steps and principles of the river basin planning process and the documents the Environment Agency must produce.

This guidance replaces the river basin planning guidance 2015.

Published 31 July 2014
Last updated 23 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the River basin planning guidance document for the planning period from 2021 to 2027.

  2. First published.