These documents set out what the government is doing to reform the management of water abstraction. They summarise how we will work with abstractors to make these changes.
The abstraction plan document summarises all the changes we plan to make. It should be read alongside the more detailed documents covering environment, catchment focus and abstraction licensing service.
Updated to include the first four Initial Priority Catchments: Idle & Torne in East Midlands, The South Forty Foot in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire (also known as The Black Sluice), East Suffolk in East Anglia and Cam & Ely Ouse in East Anglia.
Improved the links between the documents to make it clearer that they are all part of a set.