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POLICY ENV 7 - WATER RESOURCES

RIVER, OTHER INLAND WATERS AND UNDERGROUND WATER RESOURCES WILL BE SAFEGUARDED. DEVELOPMENTS WHICH IMPROVE THE WATER ENVIRONMENT OR HELP TO PREVENT FLOODING WILL BE FAVOURED. DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PERMITTED WHERE IT WOULD NOT:

  1.  HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY OF WATER RESOURCES OR ON FISHERIES, NATURE OR HERITAGE CONSERVATION, RECREATION OR OTHER AMENITY INTERESTS RELATED TO SUCH WATERS;

OR

  1. BE POTENTIALLY AT RISK FROM FLOODING, OR INCREASE THE RISK OF FLOODING LOCALLY OR ELSEWHERE TO AN UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL.

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