Application for Byelaw / Land Drainage Consent

Application under the Drainage Board Byelaws or Land Drainage Act 1991 (Section 23) to:-

discharge surface water into or within the Lower Severn Internal Drainage District or to obstruct or alter the flow of or erect place or construct any structure or service in over under or within 8 metres of a watercourse.

Note: This application form is not applicable for consent to works on Main Rivers maintained by the Environment Agency to whom an application should be made at the appropriate area office.

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________




Daytime telephone number: ____________________________________________

Evening telephone number: ____________________________________________

E-mail address: ______________________________________________________

Type of proposed works, (e.g. culvert, bridge, new discharge/outfall structure, dam, service etc).





Location and name of channel: ____________________________________________

Site National Grid Reference :  SO / ST *    _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _

Is this application part of any works for which a planning application has or will be made: Yes/No *

If 'Yes', please give application number:

List of enclosures (1, 2 and 3 are compulsory)            Please tick item(s)

1 Location plan  
2 Construction details  
3 Cheque for £50 per structure (no VAT) and fees  
4 Other details **  


Signed: ______________________________________ Date: _____________________

Return completed form / enclosures to:

The Engineer
Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board
Waterside Buildings
Oldbury Naite
South Gloucestershire
BS35 1RF

The Land Drainage Act 1991 (Section 72) defines a watercourse as "all rivers and streams and all ditches, drains, cuts, culverts, dikes, sluices, sewers (other than public sewers within the meaning of the Water Industry Act 1991) and passages, through which water flows."

*  Delete as appropriate.        **  e.g. Method Statement, hydraulic calculations, or as advised.

If the applicant requires an invoice for accounting purposes please use a copy of this form for same.

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