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Title: Succession to abstraction licences (extract from licensing manual) : chapter 11
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: a handbook for water resources staff
Licences to abstract relate very precisely to the source of supply and the area on which they authorise use of water. However, the authorisation relates only to the holder of the licence. It is a personal right. The succession rules enable new occupiers of land where use of water is authorised to become holders of the licence, so they may continue to abstract and use water lawfully. Where they occupy only part of that land, they have a right to have an appropriate new licence. The idea is to avoid going through the process of applying for completely new licences. The succession rules dont work where a licence has no "authorised land" (ie. water supply licences), but, as discussed below, other procedures may be available to achieve the same result. The abstraction licensing rules overall, and the succession rules within them, are meant to make sure water is controlled. The NRA is better able to do this if, for each abstraction, there is someone it can identify as the licence holder. It can look to him as liable for breaches of the licence and for payment of charges.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water abstraction licensesWater abstractionWater resourcesWater accessLegislation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: n.p. [87]
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