Riparian Ownership in Suffolk

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 Colour graphic showing river banks, and river zonesof the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership, has published a new guide, Riparian Ownership in Suffolk, to clearly explain these issues.

These links and documents include further links and references to other relevant organisations, and useful resources, making it a “one stop shop” for nearly all queries that a riparian owner might have.

Download a copy of Riparian Ownership in Suffolk

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