Policy paper

Wye abstraction licensing strategy

This abstraction licensing strategy sets out how surface and ground water resources are to be managed in the Wye catchment.


Wye abstraction licensing strategy

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This strategy provides information about where water is available for further abstraction, and an indication of how reliable a new abstraction licence may be.

The strategy as a whole aims to protect and enhance the water environment whilst still allowing economic and social development through sustainable water use.

Published 24 June 2016