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Licensing & Permits

Embankment licence

An embankment licence is required where it is proposed to permanently embank land, for example where a new river wall is proposed to be constructed in front of an existing river wall. It may be necessary to apply for an embankment licence and a river works licence at the same time if the proposed works result in the permanent embankment of land.


The following should be provided when applying for an Embankment Licence:

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