For those concerned with flood damage and wondering what you can or can’t do to repair banks, cross etc, SEPA this week issued guidance rolling the floods which can be found by accessing the link below http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/163497/sepa-advice-note-on-repair-work-in-rivers-after-recent-floods.pdf
The following can be carried out without contacting SEPA:
Works to repair or replace structures, like for like, that have failed or washed away. This includes embankments and bridges.
Removing fallen trees or litter.
Dredging small straightened ditches, of less than 1 metre width across the bed.
Dredging within closed culverts, and up to 10 metres either side.
In all other circumstances, we recommend that SEPA are contacted for advice.