Are proposed changes in legislation ‘over the top’ for farm reservoirs?
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If you own a farm reservoir or are planning on storing more than 10,000 m3 above ground level then proposed changes in legislation announced by Defra in July 2022 will affect you. See documents from Defra
The proposals, are designed to improve reservoir safety following the Toddbrook Reservoir incident in 2019 and are well-intended to protect communities from flooding if an embankment breaks. But they draw little distinction between large on-stream reservoirs for public water supply and small irrigation reservoirs that mostly store water off-stream and are usually far from urban developments. Clearly the proposals are 'over the top' for farm reservoirs.
Reservoir panel engineer Neil Harding will explain the proposed changes and how it will affect farm reservoirs, the additional legal implications and responsibilities, and the charging system to be levied by the Environment Agency. This Master Class will prepare you to engage in the consultation process and to offer constructive criticism of the proposed legislation.
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