Policy paper

Water abstraction plan 2017

Setting out how the government will reform the way we manage water abstraction, to protect the environment and improve access to water.



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.

Published 15 December 2017
Last updated 19 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Improved the links between the documents to make it clearer that they are all part of a set.
  2. First published.