Land drainage consent

Land drainage consent is required for any works to an Ordinary Watercourse. This includes changing the flow, discharge to, adding or removing a culvert (pipe or covered channel) and creating any obstruction to water flow.

We undertake all consenting in the Arun District on behalf of West Sussex County Council, the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA). In addition, we assist with land drainage consents for Chichester District Council. 

A land drainage application form and further guidance is available from West Sussex County Council

For works on or near a Main River, an Internal Drainage District watercourse or flood defence, you will need consent (in the form of an Activity Permit) from the Environment Agency