Policy paper

East Devon abstraction licensing strategy

This abstraction licensing strategy (ALS) sets out how the Environment Agency manages water resources in the East Devon catchments.



This abstraction licensing strategy:

  • provides information on how we manage new and existing abstraction licences
  • provides information about where water is available for further abstraction
  • gives an indication of how reliable a new abstraction licence may be
  • outlines what actions we are taking in unsustainable catchments
  • provides an overview of innovative catchment projects we are trialling with partners

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Published 19 December 2012
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