Environment Agency Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a transfer licence to abstract (take) water.Notice ID: MF0563915
Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a transfer licence to abstract (take) water.
H.H. & D.E. Drew Limited has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence.
The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application, in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006.
The application is for a licence to abstract water from the sands and gravels aquifer within the abstraction area at Hurn Court Farm Quarry. The area of abstraction is within National Grid References: SZ 11258 97357, SZ 11815 97258, SZ 11644 96916 and SZ 11184 97068. Water is abstracted from this area without intervening use for the purpose of dewatering of the quarry. The water is then transferred first into a lagoon, and then discharged via a gravity pipeline to the existing ditch network at National Grid Reference SZ 11270 97095, before ultimately draining to the Southern Stream. The application is to abstract water as follows:
• 41.4 cubic metres an hour
• 993.6 cubic metres a day
• 363,658 cubic metres a year
• Period of abstraction: All year
Extraction of minerals is already taking place at this site above peak groundwater levels. The applicant proposes to now increase the working depth of the quarry below groundwater levels, hence the requirement for dewatering of the aquifer.
We are following Government advice to manage the risks of Coronavirus to our organisation, to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and sustain our critical operations. As a result, please contact us via e-mail or use the number below to arrange to see the application documents. Send any representation about this application by email, quoting the name of the applicant and reference number NPS/WR/033907 to the Environment Agency at: PSC-WaterResources@environment-agency.gov.uk by 3rd September 2020. For advice about how to make a representation, please call 03708 506 506.