Water Management Advisory Note for Residential and other Developments

Water Management Advisory Note (Householders)

Water Management Advisory Leaflet Advisory Note (General Development or larger)

Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) have a responsibility to take account of water – in both flooding and drainage matters as material considerations in the determination of planning applications for new developments. They are also required to consult with the relevant Water Authority, Environment Agency and Highway Authority, each of whom has a responsibility for giving approval to different drainage proposals.  Malvern Hills District Council is therefore adopting an integrated approach to water cycle management that aims to manage all of the components of the water cycle (rainwater, stormwater, sewage, ground water, surface water and recycled water) to secure a range of social, economic and environmental benefits.

A Water Management statement is required to accompany all planning applications where water will be used and/or disposed of.  For the full adopted policy SWDP29: for Sustainable Drainage Systems and SWDP: Water Resources, Efficiency and Treatment please visit www.swdevelopmentplan.org/The Adopted SWDP

The purpose of the leaflets is to explain the requirements of a WMS for various types of development.

The above advisory leaflets, will help you on you way in producing a statement to accompany your planning application:  (Please ensure you read the leaflet)

Further Information

If you would like more information about a planning application contact:

South Worcestershire Land Drainage Partnership
Malvern Hills District Council
The Council House
The Avenue
WR14 3AF
Telephone: 01684 862393 - between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Email: bob.hughes@malvernhills.gov.uk