Working together - Statement of consultation steps for the Solway Tweed river basin district

Closed 22 Dec 2018

Opened 22 Jun 2018


SEPA and the Environment Agency share responsibility for river basin management planning for the Solway Tweed river basin district. We are now starting the process of updating this plan.

The plan describes the environmental objectives for all the water bodies within the Solway Tweed river basin district, and is a route map for achieving them. The plan is updated every six years. You can view the current plan here: River basin management plan for the Solway Tweed river basin district: 2015 update.

The updated plan, which will be the Solway Tweed's third river basin management plan, has to be finalised by December 2021. The Statement of consultation steps document sets out the steps SEPA and the Environment Agency will take to engage stakeholders in the preparation of this plan.

We are very keen to hear your thoughts on these steps. Please have a look at the Statement of consultation steps, which you can access from the link at the bottom of this page, and then let us know what you think by completing the online survey.

The consultation is open from 22 June 2018 to 22 December 2018. Your response will be used to inform improvements we can make to the consultation arrangements set out in this document.


  • Agriculture
  • Distilling
  • Hydropower
  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Fisheries
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Forestry
  • Aquaculture
  • National Parks
  • SEPA Staff
  • Public


  • Bathing waters
  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Restoration
  • Fisheries
  • Protected areas
  • Water Quality
  • River Basin Management Planning
  • Aquaculture