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

Northumbrian 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.


As part of this consultation on our SEA Scoping Report we would welcome your views on the following key questions:


  • Do you have any comments on the baseline information presented or any additional baseline information you think would be useful?
  • Do you have any comments on the key issues and opportunities identified?
  • Do you have any comments on the proposed SEA objectives and assessment questions/sub-themes?   
  • Do you have any comments on the overall approach and environmental assessment methodology?


Please send your views by email to waterresources@nwl.co.uk 

- the deadline is 5.00pm on Friday 15 July 2022.