Policy paper

Wear abstraction licensing strategy

Sets out how water resources are managed in the Wear catchment.


Wear Abstraction Licensing Strategy

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This licensing strategy sets out how water resources are managed in the Wear catchment. It provides information about where water is available for further abstraction and an indication of how reliable a new abstraction licence may be.

Published 28 February 2013
Last updated 27 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Wear abstraction licensing strategy has been updated.
  2. First published.