10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week including: Priority abstraction reform catchments named, EA publishes permit breach guidance, park authority challenges road plans, onshore wind for Cornwall turned down in High Court and MPs seek answers to Treasury’s role in weakened watchdog plans

Canal boat on the river Ely
The river Ely is in one of the affected catchment areas 

Environment Agency names priority abstraction reform catchments

The first four priority catchments for abstraction reform have been named by the Environment Agency (EA).

The four catchments were selected because they all suffer from unmet demand for water and have the potential to share water between abstractors and to make better use of stored water or a planned new resource. [Read more]

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