Drought plans are updated every five years. In May we produced our first draft Drought Plan and held an 8 week consultation period. Since the consultation period closed at the end of June we received two representations and have been working through these responses and updating our draft plan accordingly.
Our Statement of Response, detailing the responses we received and the changes we have made as a result of them can be found below, alongside our revised draft Drought Plan which has been sent to The Environment Agency and Defra. We will then await further instruction from Defra before we can publish our Final Drought Plan.