A consultation on the River Basin Management Plan for the Solway Tweed River Basin District: 2021 Update

Closed 25 Jun 2021

Opened 21 Dec 2020

Results updated 8 Sep 2021

In December 2020, we published the consultations for the Draft River Basin Management Plan 2021-2027. The consultation ran until June 2021 and covered the whole of Scotland, including the Scotland River Basin District and the Scottish part of the Solway Tweed River Basin District. Cross border working arrangements were covered in the Solway Tweed documents. Respondents were supportive of the level of ambition set out in the plan but asked for more detail about how the aims would be delivered. The plans will be submitted to Scottish ministers for approval later in 2021 and the final plans, if approved, published in December 2021. In the interim we continue to work with partners to deliver the objectives.



We are asking for your feedback on the proposed update to the Solway Tweed river basin management plan. Your responses to this consultation will help ensure that SEPA and the Environment Agency coordinates our work to ensure the updated plan supports a green economy, wildlife and habitats and the health and well-being of local communities.

This consultation provides you with an overview of the plan for the Solway Tweed River Basin District. It highlights the challenges to the river catchments and estuaries that are in both Scotland and England, and the joint actions needed to resolve them. It is supported by detailed information for each of the individual stretches of river, lake, loch, coasts, estuaries and groundwater. There is also more information in the national reports, which set out the wider proposals for the water environment in Scotland and in England respectively.

You can download a copy of the consultation here, but please also read and complete the questions online.

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  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Distilling
  • Hydropower
  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries
  • Industry
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Forestry
  • Aquaculture
  • National Parks
  • Public
  • Water


  • Bathing waters
  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Restoration
  • Fisheries
  • Protected areas
  • Water Quality
  • Water flows and levels
  • Flood Risk Management Planning
  • River Basin Management Planning
  • Resources
  • Aquaculture
  • Regulated activities