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Do you own a watercourse?

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 Owning or living next to a watercourse brings with it many rights and responsibilities, some have developed over years under Common Law and others are defined in legislation such as the Land Drainage Act. 

Suffolk County Council, in collaboration with other members of the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership, has published a new guide, “Riparian Ownership in Suffolk”, to clearly explain these issues – please click here for a link to the document.

If you have further questions please contact the SCC Flood and Water team at floods@suffolk.gov.uk