Flood Risk Activities
Information about applying for an environmental permit/Exemption for flood risk activities on main rivers.
Environmental permitting for flood risk activities
If you want to carry out works in, over, under or near a main river or flood defence (including a sea defence), or within a flood plain you will need to apply for Flood Risk Activity Permit. (This was previously called a Flood Defence Consent.)
Apply for a new bespoke permit
Find application forms for new bespoke permits and the guidance notes to complete the application forms
Surrendering (giving up) your permit
If you no longer need your Flood Risk Activity Permit you must surrender it.
Transfer your permit
You can transfer your permit to another person. Below are the application forms and the guidance notes you will need to do this.
Change (Vary) an existing permit
If you would like to make any changes to your permit you need to apply for a variation.
Guidance to help you complete your application and comply with the conditions of your environmental permit are included under the relevant sections.