Welcome to our consultation - we would like your feedback to help inform and develop our plans.

Essex & Suffolk Water has commissioned Mott MacDonald to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for our draft Water Resource Management Plan 2024 (WRMP24).  


Our WRMP24 sets out how we intend to maintain the balance between supply and demand for water between 2025 and 2080.  Our WRMP24 needs to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of water, focus on efficiently delivering the outcomes that our customers want, while reflecting the value that society places on the environment.  


Our WRMP24 SEA will meet the requirements of the SEA Directive and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 to assess the effect of our plan on the environment.  It will also inform our decision-making process and help us to put forward a best value plan.


This SEA Scoping Report is the first stage of the SEA process and presents information on the context and scope of our SEA.


Once the consultation period has finished, all consultation responses will be carefully reviewed and tabulated, and considered as far as possible. The SEA assessment will be reported in the Environmental Report, which will include all the other environmental assessments we are undertaking and will be published alongside our Draft WRMP24 later this year.


The consultation is open for five weeks from

Monday 28 February 2022 until Monday 4 April 2022.  


To respond to the consultation please complete our online form or if you would prefer to submit via email please sent to waterresources@nwg.co.uk