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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Consent to alteration, removal or replacement

111.Paragraph 6 sets out that the responsible authority may give consent to alter, remove or replace a designated feature. Any such consent must be given by notice to the owner. Notice may be given following an application by the owner, or if the responsible authority thinks it appropriate for another reason.

112.The responsible authority may, by notice, vary or withdraw consent that it has given; the notice to vary or withdraw consent may not be backdated.

113.The responsible authority may refuse to give consent, but it may only do so if it is of the opinion that the proposed alteration, removal or replacement would affect a flood risk or coastal erosion risk. If a person has been refused consent, they may appeal the decision of the responsible authority in accordance with regulations made under paragraph 15 of this schedule.

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