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Current consultations

CurrentĀ consultations

Sealed Land Drainage Bylaws

Service area
Deadline date for responses
27 June 2016
Deadline time for responses
Details of consultation


Wokingham Borough Council will soon be applying to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the approval of land drainage byelaws made by the Council in order to help prevent flooding or to reduce any damage caused by flooding in the Borough.

As a Lead Local Flood Authority, Wokingham Borough Council is able to make byelaws to ensure the effective operation of our land drainage across the Borough.  These byelaws create criminal offences which can be prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Courts. They regulate matters such as changes to flows in watercourses, obstructions, vegetation, damage to river banks and others which will be of help to the Council in carrying out its duties as Highway Authority and Lead Local Flood Authority.

The proposed byelaws can be read at the bottom of this page

During the 6 week period from 16th May 2016, a copy of the land drainage byelaws will be kept at the Main Reception of the Council, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WH and will be open to public inspection, on any weekday during normal office hours. During the same period, printed copies of the byelaws will be supplied on demand to any person on application to the Council.

Please contact flooding@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 6000 and ask to speak to a flood risk officer if you require a printed copy.


Residents are advised that any objection to the confirmation of the byelaws should be made in writing and sent to flooding@wokingham.gov.uk or addressed to Heather Thwaites, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WH.


Consultation document (PDF document)
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