Draft NPS meets ‘immediate need for water resilience’ says DEFRA

The government has published its draft national policy statement (NPS) for water, setting out how planning applications for nationally significant water infrastructure will be considered

Seathwaite Tarn Reservoir in drought conditions, summer 2018
Although improved efficiency and leakage cuts would do much to meet future water needs, new reservoirs and other infrastructure will be needed, says DEFRA

The government has published its draft national policy statement (NPS) for water, setting out how planning applications for nationally significant water infrastructure will be considered.

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