Water Resources SE consultation – respond now

24 January 2023

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WRSE (Water Resources South East) is consulting on its plans to address long-term water supply pressures. This is one of five regional plans across England as part of the government’s Water Resources Planning Framework.

20 February 2023

Consultation closed

This consultation has now closed.

24 January 2023

Water Resources South East publishes draft report on regional water resources plan

Following the Emerging Regional Plan in February 2022, (WRSE’s) Water Resources South East’s draft Regional Water Resources Plan for South East England was published on 14 November 2022, for consultation. 

The six water companies that operate in South East England are also consulting on their draft Water Resources Management Plans (dWRMP’s) over the same time period, and are reflected in the regional plan.

The individual dWRMPs are available on each water company's website:

Responding to the consultation

We will be responding to the consultation and collating member comments up until 3 February 2023.

Please send any comments to NFU South East Environment and Land Use Adviser Isobel Budden: E-Mail  [email protected]

Members can also respond to the consultation individually by completing the form at this link: Water Resources South East

You can also email WRSE at [email protected] , or write to them at: WRSE draft regional plan consultation, c/o Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd, Sheridan House, 40-42 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RY.

The deadline for feedback is 20 February 2023.

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  • WRSE has published its draft Regional Water Resources Plan for South East England.
  • The NFU will be submitting a response on behalf of members.
  • We have previously responded to WRSE's Emerging Water Resources Regional Plan.
  • We support the principles in the WRSE’s plan, which are consistent with those embedded in our Integrated Water Management Strategy.
  • We welcome the potential opportunities that could be delivered by a multi-sector approach to water planning.