Under the provisions of the Land Drainage Act 1991 as amended by the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (FWMA), we now have a duty to control certain activities that might have an adverse impact on flood risk and the environment.
This means that you will need to apply for consent if you are planning on building a flood defence or carry out any work in an ordinary watercourse.
We will then come out and check the proposed work methodologies to ensure that they will not negatively impact the environment through flooding, pollution, loss of habitats or damage to wildlife.
How to apply
There is an application fee of £50 per application and one structure is permitted per application. You will not be required to pay at this stage. Applications have a two calendar month determination period.