Flood Management - Ordinary Watercourse Consent

Flood Management - Ordinary Watercourse Consent

Newcastle City Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is responsible for consent and enforcement of any works to ordinary watercourses under The Land Drainage Act 1991Section 23 - Consentable Activities.

Ordinary Watercourses are burns, streams or other smaller watercourses.

If you are planning any works on or near to an ordinary watercourse, you may need to apply for consent before starting work. Before completing the application form we recommend that you contact us for advice on your proposal.

Email: flood.management@newcastle.gov.uk 

Guidance Notes (188.44kb)
Application form (151.48kb)


The  Rivers Tyne and Ouseburn are classed as Main Rivers and are the responsibility of the Environment Agency (EA).   For advice or guidance relating to these rivers, information can be found on the EA webpages below.

Flood risk activities: environmental permits    

check if you need permission