Thames flood scheme update
It’s been asked whether connecting our lakes to the Thames will result in having a close season imposed. The EA have told me that it’s extremely unlikely that such a thing would happen to a previously exempt stillwater becoming connected to a river by an EA scheme. The channel itself, apart from short lengths, will have a close season.
In practice, I would think this means that the channels between the lakes would be exempt but the channel downstream from Big Sheepwalk would not.