Proposal to designate West Runton as a bathing water

Closed 3 Mar 2016

Opened 21 Jan 2016


The Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) protects bathers' health at popular beaches and inland waters by requiring water quality to be monitored for intestinal enterococci and E.coli during the bathing season, which in England runs from 15 May to 30 September. The Directive applies to waters that are used by a large number of bathers and where bathing is supported and promoted by the local authority or private owner. 

We have received an application from North Norfolk District Council for the beach at West Runton to be designated as a bathing water. Evidence in support of the application is set out in the consultation document.

Why We Are Consulting

We would welcome your views on whether West Runton should be added to the list of designated bathing waters.

The consultation will  be open until 3 March 2016 and your response can be submitted through the online survey, by email or by post to the contact details below:


Post: Bathing Water team


          Nobel House, Area 3D

          17 Smith Square

           London SW1P 3JR


  • Environmental campaigners
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  • Natural environment
  • Water quality
  • Bathing waters
  • Recreational sector