Statutory guidance

SR2015 No 26: temporary dewatering affecting up to 20 metres of a main river

Standard rules for temporary dewatering affecting up to 20 metres of a main river.

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SR2015 No 26: temporary dewatering affecting up to 20 metres of a main river

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Generic risk assessment for SR2015 No 26

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These rules allow you to use a temporary structure (for example a cofferdam) to dewater up to 20 metres of watercourse. The structure must not be in place for more than 4 weeks.

These rules do not allow works on or within 8 metres of flood defences.

You must not carry out your activities during the fish breeding season.

Published 6 April 2016
Last updated 31 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated operational conditions and screening distances associated with each standard rule. The aim of this is to improve the uptake of flood risk standard rules permits.
  2. First published.