Consultation on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

Closed 20 Jun 2018

Opened 11 Apr 2018


Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking your views on proposals to make changes to some of the flood risk exemptions and exclusions in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, which has been launched today.

The following listed documents are attached below:-

consultation letter

consultation document

salmonid map dated 10 November 2017

We welcome your views and comments on the proposed changes primarily via the online survey. However, if you wish to obtain a copy of the consultation please contact us at

Why your views matter

After two years of applying these regulations, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales have undertaken an initial review of the exemptions and exclusions and concluded that some small adjustments may be made to some of them to allow more flexibility.


  • Local Authorities
  • Farmers
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Public Bodies


  • Construction
  • Watercourse maintenance
  • Farm management
  • Land management
  • Inland waterways