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Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application to vary a full licence to abstract (take) water

Notice ID: MF0507451

Notice effective from
22nd August 2019 to 21st September 2019


Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application to vary a full licence to abstract (take) water

Canal and River Trust have applied to the Environment

Agency to vary a licence.

The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application (in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006). The application is to vary licence serial number NW/068/0003/0311 which authorises the abstraction of water from the River Weaver at Dutton sluices, Northwich, Cheshire at National Grid Reference SJ 58755 77050. The current licence authorises abstraction for the purpose of hydro-electric power production via a planned Archimedes screw turbine, for the following quantities: ? 43,200 cubic metres an hour ? 1,036,800 cubic metres a day ? 378,432,000 cubic metres a year ? 12,000 litres per second ? All year abstraction Conditions on the licence ensure a flow of 2,400 litres per second will continue to pass through the existing sluices when abstraction is taking place. The applicant has applied via this variation to remove the condition, thereby allowing the minimum flow previously required to pass through the existing sluices, to now pass via the hydro-turbine. You can view the application and documents submitted with it at the Environment Agency: Richard Fairclough House, Knutsford Road, Latchford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA41HT during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays). You can view a summary of the application from the Public Register during normal office hours. You can view the application and supporting documents online at:

canal-and-river-trust-nps-wr-031555 Send any representation about this application in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and Reference Number NPS/WR/031555, to the Environment Agency, at Permitting and Support Centre, Water Resources Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF, or by email to

by 19th September 2019.

For advice about how to make a representation call 03708506506.


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