Working together to protect and improve the Solway-Tweed water environment: Getting involved in developing the second river basin plan

Closed 28 Feb 2013

Opened 25 Jan 2013

Feedback updated 30 Aug 2021

We asked

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 Solway Tweed river basin management plan.

You said

Comments received were supportive of the proposals set out in the consultation and additional suggestions were collected that will be taken into account in the development of the second plan.

We did

Summeries of the responses received and actions that will be taken are available at: In 2014 we will consult on the changes that are proposed for the second plans that will be published in 2015.


What is this consultation about?

This consultation:

  • 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 second plan;
  • provides you with the opportunity to let us know 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.

Who do we want to respond?

This consultation is aimed at everyone with an interest in the water environment, such as public bodies involved in water environment management, together with land and water managers and commercial users. 

What happens next

Next steps

Your comments will be used to shape how the updated river basin plan will be developed. A summary of 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 the SEPA website with links from the Environment Agency website.


  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Distilling
  • Hydropower
  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries


  • Bathing waters
  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution