The organisations we worked with in the Stour River Basin Catchment include:
- Kent County Council
- River Stour Internal Drainage Board
- Canterbury City Council
- Dover District Council
- Folkestone and Hythe Borough Council
- Maidstone Borough Council
- Thanet District Council
- The Environment Agency
- Natural England
- The East Kent Catchment Improvement Partnership and member organisations including:
- Kent Wildlife Trust
- High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- South East Rivers Trust
Working together to co-create the DWMP is important. Our drainage and wastewater systems are often inter-connected with the systems managed and operated by others and affect the natural environments within the catchment.
A wide range of issues and concerns have been raised and discussed throughout the development of the DWMP for the Stour. We are progressing these issues through the development of the DWMP as set out in our investment needs [link] for the Stour. Further, we commit to working with others to co-develop and co-deliver schemes that meet multi-organisational objectives and which benefit the environment, our customers and communities.
We developed and ran a series of activities between 2020 and 2022 as we prepared our DWMP for the Stour. The dates and purpose of the various webinars, workshops, meetings on individual wastewater systems and interim consultation were as follows:
The regionally based webinars presented and discussed issues and information relevant across the whole or our operating region. You can view the presentations used in the webinars on our Who we’re working with page.
The presentations we discussed at the Stour workshops are below:
Held in September 2020, participants discussed the findings of the risk based catchment screening and proposed additional planning objectives for the DWMP. Workshop slides.
Held in April 2021, participants:
- discussed the results from the BRAVA risk assessments and the proposed investment strategy for the wastewater catchments within the River Basin
- identified the generic options that should be explored to address the identified risks, and
- discussed which wastewater catchments to progress through the Options Development and Appraisal stage of the DWMP. Workshop slides.
Held in March 2022, we reviewed and discussed the draft investment programme for the River Basin Catchment. This included the types of investment, priorities and timing for investment needs and the wider opportunities arising from the proposed investment in terms of partnership projects and catchment wide solutions providing multiple benefits. Workshop slides.
You can view the findings from our interim consultation.