Prevent Deterioration Of Status

The existing ‘No deterioration’ policies applied by the individual agencies, to inform regulatory decisions on new discharges and increases in load for existing discharges, will continue to be applied. These policies consider sustainable development and fair allocation principles when considering consent/permit limits and any permissible changes to the existing water quality of the receiving watercourse. These policies can be obtained from the relevant agencies in Scotland, England & Wales and Northern Ireland.

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