The new Good Practice hydropower guidance for England is now live on the Environment Agency’s website: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/water/126575.aspx
and for Wales: published on the Natural Resources Wales website today http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/apply-buy-report/apply-buy-grid/water/abstrations-impoundment/hydropower-scheme/?lang=en
From this point forward the pre-application advice for all new hydropower enquiries will be based on the revised guidance.
Twelve weeks after publication, on Tuesday 1 April 2014, the revised guidance will become the basis for the EA's determination of permit applications for any new hydropower schemes received and accepedt as valid from that date.
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