Briefing: How flood-risk rules are set to change

The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are proposing amendments to the environmental permitting regime in relation to flood-risk activities. Hamish Hall sets out the changes

Flood wall protecting building from river

Flood defence exemptions will be affected by the new rules

What is the aim of the consultation?

It is now two years since the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 came into force, and, given the new system has now been tested and possible improvements have been identified, the regulators want to implement some changes.

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