ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a New Impoundment LicenceNotice ID: MF0558837
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a New Impoundment Licence The Environment Agency is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The application is for a licence to obstruct or impede the flow of Fishlake Stream, an offtake from the River Test in Romsey, Hampshire at National Grid Reference SU 35362 23003. The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application, in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006. Water will be obstructed or impeded by means of a flow control structure to prevent downstream flooding during severe flood events. The impounding works would consist of a tilting weir that would sit in a recess in a reinforced concrete frame and allow flow to pass unimpeded except when it is in the raised position. In the tilting weir raised position, an adjacent penstock will allow flow to be maintained to the Fishlake Stream. The structure is part of the Romsey Flood Alleviation Scheme. We are following Government advice to manage the risks of Coronavirus to our organisation, to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and sustain our critical operations. As a result, please contact us via e-mail or use the number below to arrange to see the application documents. Send any representation about this application by email, quoting the name of the application and reference number NPS/WR/031926 to the Environment 31st July 2020. Agency at: PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency. gov uk by
After the 31st July 2020, the Environment Agency will be able to grant a licence authorising the proposal. The licence shall be viewed as granted, unless the Secretary of State, either as a result of any representations made about the proposal or otherwise, instructs or asks for an application to be made to them.
For advice about how to make a representation call 03708 506 506.