We sought comments from public bodies involved in management of the water environment, together with land and water managers, and commercial users about developing the second Scotland river basin management plan.
Comments received were supportive of the proposals set out in the consultation and additional suggestions that will be taken into account as we develop the second plan.
Summaries of the comments received and actions that will be taken are available at http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx
In 2014 we will consult on the changes that are proposed for the second plans that will be published in 2015.
We are currently seeking comments from public bodies involved in management of the water environment, together with land and water managers, and commercial users on the development of the second river basin management plan.
outlines the timetable and work programme for the development of the second river basin management plan in 2015;
highlights the opportunities and structures/groups in place to enable you to influence the development of the second plan;
provides you with the opportunity to let us know of any additional ways in which you would like to get involved in river basin planning;
sets out how we propose to develop a second plan that enables more efficient and integrated management.
What Happens Next
Your comments will be used to shape how the updated river basin plan will be developed.
A summary of the consultation responses will be published by June 2013 explaining how your input has been used to influence the river basin planning process. It will be distributed to those who have submitted comments as well as being published on our website.