Reservoir Planning & Consents Streamlining Group

The aim of this group is to try to make the whole process of creating storage reservoirs more streamline for both the regulators and applicants alike. The group comprises Environment Agency, Natural England, Suffolk Coastal District Council planning; Suffolk County council archaeology, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and a consultant involved in reservoir projects. The initial work is investigating generic issues and suggestions for better ways of working together – with the ultimate aim of testing a new way of working for real (as part of the Felixstowe Peninsula Project).

The group has held a number of meetings to move this forward but has now been put on hold until an actual project comes forward to test it. One key improvement to the process is the availability of archaeological advice re the risk of potential sites having high archaeological interest. Anyone wishing to access this information should contact

Sub Group Lead:

Jane Burch, Suffolk County Council - Email:

Useful links:

AONB Reservoir Planning Guide