ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a licence to obstruct or impede the flow of an inland water using impounding works.Notice ID: MF0237344
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the
Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a licence to obstruct or impede the flow of an inland water using impounding works.
Bossington Estates Management Ltd has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence. The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application (in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006.
The application is for a licence to remove a weir which is an obstruction or impediment to flow of the River Test at Bossington Estate, Houghton Stockbridge National Grid Reference SU 33877 30769.
The weir will be removed to provide an environmental improvement by increasing flow, improving natural habitat, reinstating free fish passage, and reconnecting this section of river with the natural floodplain providing flood storage benefits.
This proposal has been prepared in accordance with the Test and Itchen Restoration Strategy in partnership with the Environment Agency and Natural England.
You can view the application and documents submitted with it at the Environment Agency: Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing BN11 1LD during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays). You can view a summary of the application from the Public Register at the above address during normal office hours.
Send any representation about this application in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and Reference Number NPS/WR/026592 to the Environment Agency, at Permitting and Support Centre, Water Resources Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield S9 4WF or by email to PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency.gov.uk by 13th October 2017.
For advice about how to make a representation call 03708 506506.