Legislation

20th March 2017

SI 2017/407

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 10th April. These Regulations revoke and replace the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/3242).  The Regulations transpose for England and Wales Directive 2000/60/EC; Water Framework Directive, Directive 2006/118/EEC; Protection of groundwater and Directive 2008/105/EC; Environmental quality standards.

Part 2 places a requirement on the EA and NRW to identify river basin districts and characterise and classify the status of water bodies in those districts Part 3 covers the protection of water Part 4 sets out what monitoring of water quality the EA and NRW must undertake in relation to water bodies, including protected areas. Part 5 provides for the establishment of environmental objectives for each water body, and programmes of measures to meet those Part 6 deals with river basin management plans.
17th March 2017

WSI 2017/421

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Wales) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 7th April.   These Regulations revoke and replace with amendments the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Wales) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/812).

The Regulations re-authorise all the fuels which may be used in smoke control areas in Wales, for the purposes of section 20 of the Clean Air Act 18993, and add eleven additional fuels.

16th March 2017

SI 2017/392

The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 6th April. Makes a very minor amendment to regulation 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/598)