WReN draft regional plan
Our Draft Regional Water Resources Plan for the North of England

WReN published its draft Regional Water Resources Plan on Friday 18 November 2022.


This Plan incorporates updates undertaken following the publication of our Emerging Plan earlier this year including using the responses we received from a range of stakeholder to help shape in the development.


The draft plan provides information of the region’s water needs; reflecting growth, climate change and environmental destination and outlines the draft best value plan.


Key drivers of our plan include:

  • increasing drought resilience
  • improving sustainability for the environment
  • reducing long-term water usage and leakage
  • cutting down on drought permits and orders, and
  • increasing supplies.


We welcome feedback from our customers, stakeholders and regulators on our draft regional plan and will use this to further shape our final regional plan which will be reflected into the water companies’ final WRMP24s in autumn 2023.


To submit your comments on our draft Regional Plan consultation, please email us at granville.davies@yorkshirewater.co.uk and william.robinson@nwl.co.uk 


In addition to the draft WReN Regional Plan, Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water have also published their draft WRMP24s for consultation, aligned with the overall Regional Plan. Details of these plans and consultation can be found on the Yorkshire Water and Northumbrian Water websites.


Deadline for feedback on the draft plan is Friday 24 February 2023.


We held a webinar on Wednesday 7 December 2022 you can watch the session here.