Statutory guidance

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

SR2015 number 26: 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: Temporary dewatering affecting up to 20 metres of a main river

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Details

When referred to in an environmental permit, these rules will allow the operator to use a temporary structure (for example a cofferdam) to dewater up to 20 metres of watercourse. The structure shall not be in place for more than 4 weeks.

These rules do not allow works on or within 8 metres of flood defences, or within 50 metres of other manmade structures on the river or within 100m of any non-agricultural building in the flood plain.

The activities shall be undertaken outside of the relevant fish breeding season.

Published 6 April 2016