"WATER ENVIRONMENT AND WATER SERVICES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 WATER ENVIRONMENT (CONTROLLED ACTIVITIES) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2011Notice ID: GN1043028
"WATER ENVIRONMENT AND WATER SERVICES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 WATER ENVIRONMENT (CONTROLLED ACTIVITIES) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2011
APPLICATION FOR AUTHORISATION UPPER NITH RIVER RESTORATION STAGE 2 - EAST POLQUHIRTER TO OVERCAIRN FARM, NEW CUMNOCK
An application has been made to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) by Tweed Forum Limited for authorisation to carry on controlled activities at, near or in connection with Upper Nith River Restoration project, namely: East Polquhirter, Burnton, Meikle Garclaugh, Blackwood & Overcairn Farms, New Cumnock.
Description of controlled activity
National grid reference
Construction of set-back embankments (4832m in length), removal of existing embankments (4958m in length), and bank reprofiling.
NS 6337 1342 to NS6691 1334
SEPA considers that the above controlled activities is likely to be of interest to other users of the water environment.
A copy of the application and any accompanying information may be inspected free of charge, at the SEPA Registry below, between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except local and national holidays). Alternatively, the application may be viewed on SEPA's website at:
Any person affected or likely to be affected by, or having an interest in, the application may make representations to SEPA in writing within 28 days beginning with the date of this advertisement, either by email to
or to the following address, quoting reference number CAR/L/1181632:
Registry Department, SEPA, Angus Smith Building, 6 Parklands Avenue, Eurocentral, Holytown, ML1 4WQ
Written representations received by SEPA within 28 days of this advertisement will be taken into consideration in determining the application. Any such representations will be placed in a public register unless the person making them requests that they should not be. Where such a request is made SEPA will include a statement in the register indicating that representations have been made which have been the subject of such a request.
Before determining the application, SEPA will:
? assess the risk to the water environment posed by the carrying on of the activity or activities;
? assess the indirect effects of that impact on any other aspects of the environment likely to be significantly affected;
? consider any likely adverse social and economic effects of that impact and of any indirect environmental effects that have been identified;
? consider the likely environmental, social and economic benefits of the activity;
? assess the impact of the controlled activity or activities on the interests of other users of the water environment;
? assess what steps may be taken to ensure efficient and sustainable water use'; and
? apply and have regard to relevant legislation.
SEPA will then either grant or refuse to grant the application."