Consents for Culverts
Schedule 2 paragraph 32 (2) of the Flood and Water Management Act
(2010) amends Section 23 of the Land Drinage Act to
require that any new culvert must have consent of the regulaitng
body before it can be constructed.
What is a culvert?
'Culvert' means a covered channel
or pipe which prevents the obstruction of a watercourse or drainage
path by an artificial construction.
A culvert has a maximum capacity,
which depends on its size, slope, roughness, and its entrance
and exit design. A flow larger than the capacity will not be able
to pass through the culvert, and at that time the culvert will
affect the flow, diverting it elsewhere with possible flood
How to apply for consent
from the Council
We recommend you contact
us as early as possible for advice to determine whether
your proposals will be deemed to affect the flow of an ordinary
watercourse and therefore require consent.
We can also advise on what to
include with your application, other organisations you may need to
consult and how long it is likely to take to process your
Telephone: 01234 276808