Welcome to the Environment Agency’s online consultation hub

This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.

You can use this site to:

  • view our open and recently closed consultations
  • respond online to open consultations; and
  • view other comments that have been made.

To find out more information about a consultation you are interested in simply search for consultations by keyword.

If you're looking for a closed consultation and isn't listed below, please visit GOV.UK.

We follow the principles on consultation set out in the guidance provided by government. If you have any thoughts or queries on our consultation process, or if you need further assistance, please contact us at consultation.enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

The consultation on the draft North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Business Plan 2019 – 2022 took place from 7th December 2018 to 8th February 2019.

The consultation provided the opportunity for the public, professional bodies, stakeholders, and current and potential partners to provide feedback to help shape the final Business Plan to be published in Summer 2019.

You Said

The results of the public consultation indicated there was overwhelming support for the North West RFCC and the proposals laid out in the Business Plan. 

Consultation responses are available on the Floodhub and by clicking here.

We Did

We reviewed the responses to the consultation and used these to shape the final Business Plan, which was reworked to take account of the responses received as far as is felt appropriate and feasible. Below is a summary of enhancements:

  • We made the Business Plan shorter and more concise, moving some of the detail, particularly that which will change over time, to the Flood Hub website
  • We considered whether a 3-year timeframe was still appropriate and clarified how this relates to longer term goals
  • We simplified the presentation of our aims (mission statement, themes, goals, objectives, broad actions etc.)
  • We increased the emphasis on coastal flood risk and erosion management throughout the Plan
  • We referenced development of the Flood Hub

The Business Plan was formally approved by the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee at the meeting on 19th July 2019. The final plan is now available on the Floodhub, which can be viewed by clicking here.

We Asked

This consultation on the shortlist of options for the new Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy took place in 2018 and is now closed.

A new consultation on the draft strategy takes place between 3 June and 25 August 2019.

You can find more information on this consultation as well as an online survey to submit your views through by visiting https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/lincolnshire-and-northamptonshire/sgp/

Your responses will go towards shaping a strategy that will be implemented in 2021.

You Said

The results of the public consultation indicated that sand nourishment and a combination of sand nourishment and rock structures, were the preferred approaches. Coarser sand, shingle or pebbles was the least preferred option.


We Did

Your responses, along with the results of the Strategic Environmental Assessment and our own analysis, have helped us to deliver a draft strategy. This will be going out to public consultation in 2019.