Consultation Updates from DEFRA

British Rowing, and other organisations we are in partnership with,
often need to draw on our members opinions and expertise in certain
areas to help with new projects, initiatives and policies.


Consultations from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:


DEFRA is consulting on draft guidance under the Flood and Water Management Act. The guidance aims to protect community groups from unaffordable drainage costs resulting from changes in water company charging methods. The deadline for responses is 20 October 2010. Please contact contact for further information.

Natural environment paper

DEFRA has prepared a broad discussion paper on the natural environment which will form the basis of the first Environment White Paper in 20 years. This is sport and recreation’s chance to put forward the argument that conservation and recreational access can co-exist. The deadline for is 30 October 2010. Please contact for further information.


Interested in other consultations?
To contribute your comments and responses to further consultations visit