Closed consultation: Draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure

Law Commission

August 12
12:17 2019

12 August 2019: Government is currently considering all comments received as part of this consultation. The draft NPS has also undergone parliamentary scrutiny and government is also considering the recommendations made by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. Government aims to lay the final NPS in autumn 2019 alongside the summary of responses to this consultation and the governments response to the points raised.


Seeking views on the draft National Policy Statement for Water Resources Infrastructure.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Water Resources Infrastructure. It sets out the need and governments policies for development of nationally significant infrastructure projects relevant to water resources in England. The types of infrastructure that the NPS will specifically apply to are reservoirs, water transfer and desalination projects in England.

In particular, we want to know if the draft NPS provides an appropriate and effective framework to make decisions on development consent applications.

We also want your views on the Assessment of Sustainability and Habitats Regulations Assessments that accompany the

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