River basin management plans: consultation analysis

Analysis of responses to consultation on proposed amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

3. Summary of amendments to the GBRs proposed in consultation

Having taken into consideration the comments in responses we propose to revise some of the proposals made in the consultation.

The General Binding Rules affected are:

GBR 10 - Discharge from surface water drainage systems and construction sites

(f) We propose to redraft rule (f) to better clarify the requirements.

GBR 18 - The storage and application of fertiliser

(j)(iii) We propose to reduce the requirement not to apply fertilisers, when heavy rain is forecast, from 48 hours to 24 hours.

GBR 20 - Cultivation of land

(c) We will, following the consultation response, leave the wording as currently drafted in the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013.

GBR 23 - Storage and application of pesticide

(g) We propose to amend the rule to introduce a 250 metre upstream exclusion zone from drinking water abstraction points.


Email: Joyce Carr,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

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