Statutory guidance

SR2015 No 33: repairing and protecting up to 20 metres of main river bank

Standard rules for repairing and protecting up to 20 metres of main river bank using natural materials.

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SR2015 No 33: repairing and protecting up to 20 metres of main river bank

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Generic risk assessment for SR2015 No 33

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These rules allow you to repair and protect up to 20 metres of main river bank using natural materials, such as:

  • willow for willow spilling
  • hurdles made from hazel

These rules do not allow these activities on or within:

  • 8 metres of flood defences
  • 50 metres of another section of river bank that has already been reinforced in the last 2 years

You must not carry out these 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.