Consent to Carry Out Works on a Watercourse

If you wish to carry out works on or near a watercourse you will need to submit your work plans to the authority responsible for the watercourse in order that they can be assessed and approved where appropriate.

If the work is on or near a main river you will need to apply to the Environment Agency. More information can be found on their Apply for a Flood Defence Consent web page.

If your work is on or near an ordinary watercourse you will need to apply to the relevant district council: