Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) have a responsibility to take account of water – in both flooding and drainage matters as material considerations in the determination of planning applications for new developments. They are also required to consult with the relevant Water Authority, Environment Agency and Highway Authority, each of whom has a responsibility for giving approval to different drainage proposals. Malvern Hills District Council is therefore adopting an integrated approach to water cycle management that aims to manage all of the components of the water cycle (rainwater, stormwater, sewage, ground water, surface water and recycled water) to secure a range of social, economic and environmental benefits.
A Water Management statement is required to accompany all planning applications where water will be used and/or disposed of. For the full adopted policy SWDP29: for Sustainable Drainage Systems and SWDP: Water Resources, Efficiency and Treatment please visit the South Worcestershire Development Plan website.
If you would like more information contact:
South Worcestershire Land Drainage Partnership
Malvern Hills District Council
The Council House
Telephone: 01684 862393 - between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday