Statutory Consents

It is rare nowadays to be able simply to get on and do what you want to do. Almost inevitably it will require approval from some official body or other, including (but not exclusively!):

Local Authority:

  • Planning Department
  • Landscape Officer
  • Trees Officer
  • Biodiversity Officer (bats etc)

Environment Agency:

  • Development Control (Planning)
  • Flood Defence (Flood Defence Consent)
  • River Engineers (Impoundment Licence)
  • Reservoirs Officer (Reservoirs Act)
  • Water Resources (Abstraction Licence)
  • Pollution Control (Discharge Consent)
  • Fisheries (Section 30 Consent etc)
  • Conservation (Water voles, crayfish etc)
  • Waste Disposal (Exemptions to Waste Disposal Regs for Silt disposal/spreading)

Natural England:

  • SSSIs
  • SACs
  • Protected Species

English Heritage:

  • Listed Sites

Local Wildlife Trust

and so on and so on…

Kingcombe Aquacare's chairman John Colton
Kingcombe Aquacare’s chairman John Colton

The largest number of officials with whom we have had to deal on just one project has been 15 – but we got there in the end!

Kingcombe Aquacare has a track record second to none in dealing with bastions of bureaucracy in a courteous and efficient manner. We remain ever mindful of the fact that they all individually have a job to do, and that the ultimate goal is to obtain approval for your scheme and to carry it out without harming the environment.

As Environment Agency Framework Contractors, we have close working relations with many office holders within the Environment Agency throughout the regions, which can help us to foresee and thereby avoid potential problems.

Our consultancy services include the following, using our own in-house teams or specialists with whom we regularly work:

  • Topographical surveys
  • CAD drawings prepared for submission for planning and to accompany Flood Defence Consent Applications
  • Environmental risk assessments
  • Protected species surveys
  • Flood risk assessments
  • River habitat surveys
  • Hydrogeological surveys