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Land Drainage and Flood Defence Responsibilities 5th ed isbn 9780727760630

Land Drainage and Flood Defence Responsibilities 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780727733894
New Edition ISBN: 9780727760630
Previous Edition ISBN: 0727725084
Published: November 2009
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

First published in 1983, this guide has established itself as a popular text for civil engineers and professionals, from a range of disciplines, concerned with the practice of land drainage and the legal implications of drainage operations.

This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the significant changes in legislation and statutory bodies since the last edition was published. This includes the move to a risk-based approach in environment management and the planning process, resulting in greater control of development on flood plains.

Specifically, the following developments have been incorporated:

  • Civil Contingencies Act 2004
  • Water Act 2004
  • EC Directives, including EU Floods Directive 200760/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks
  • Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk
  • Draft Flood and Management Bill
  • Scottish Draft Flooding Bill
  • Recommendations made in the 2007 Pitt Review

Environmental Law
Outline of responsibilities and statutes
Governement departments
Environment Agency
Internal Drainage Boards;
Local authorities
Riparian owners
Differentiation between land drainage and sewerage
Development either side of a watercourse
Extension of the 'main river' designation of watercourses
Development planning and management
Development in floodplains
Roadside ditches
Culverted watercourses
Grants and contributions
Mining subsidence and land drainage
Sea defence and coast protection
Land drainage and the environment
Relevant statutes, Statutory Instruments, EU legislation and current Government policy guidance
List of cases
Useful addresses