Open Consultations and Information Pages

  • Cross border salmon and sea trout protection byelaws for the Rivers Dee and Wye

    Defra has recently confirmed cross border byelaws for the Rivers Dee and Wye (in England) to protect salmon and sea trout stocks. The new byelaws agreed by the Environment Agency will protect salmon and sea trout in the English parts of the Wye and Dee. It is in place until 31 December 2029. The byelaws mirror those introduced earlier this year by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and confirmed by Welsh Government which came into force on 31 January 2020. ... More
    Closes 31 December 2029
  • East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme Information Page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme, one of a number of coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. We will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for what’s new. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on this project or any other of the Isle of Wight... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Embankment Road (Bembridge) project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for what's new. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on this... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Ventnor Coastal Protection and Slope Stabilisation Scheme Information Page

    Ventnor undercliff – Ventnor town has been developed on terraces created by relic landslides Welcome to the Ventnor Coastal Protection and Slope Stabilisation Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Ventnor project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Shanklin project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for what’s new. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on this project or any other of the Isle of Wight coastal... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Yaverland project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for what’s new. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on this project or any other of the Isle of Wight... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Isle of Wight Coastal Defence Schemes Information Page

    Welcome and overview Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Ventnor Coastal Defence Scheme Welcome to the Isle of Wight Coastal Defence Schemes Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the schemes on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site as the schemes progress,... More
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Severn Valley Water Management Scheme

    Last updated: April 2023 1. Water management of the River Severn 2. Background to the water management scheme 3. Proposed scheme details 4. Timescales – What are we doing and when? 5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Project Updates April 2023 Update In February 2023 a new SVWMS Flood Action Group Forum met for the first time. This Forum is composed of Flood Action Groups (FLAGs) which have formed over recent years across the... More
    Closes 31 December 2027
  • Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme

    We have a new website for the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Management Scheme. For the latest up to date information on the project, please visit www.pevenseyandeastbournecoast.co.uk . Welcome to the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme information page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the scheme. We will be updating this site as the scheme progresses, so please keep checking for what's new. ... More
    Closes 1 September 2027
  • River basin planning

    Water is a precious resource that we can’t live without, from supplying drinking water and supporting fisheries to providing an essential resource to business and agriculture, and a source of recreation. Water pollution and drought threaten these things. Therefore, it is critical that our rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal areas, wetlands and groundwater are managed properly. This ensures the needs of society, the economy and environment can be met and maintained... More
    Closes 22 April 2027
  • Tidal River Thames Citizens' Jury on Rethinking Water

    The Rethinking Water Citizens’ Jury was organised by the Environment Agency and a Local Advisory Group, working with the Involve Foundation ; an independent charity, who acted as the main point of contact for jury members throughout the process. The jury, which took place in March 2022, debated local issues, shared ideas and questioned environmental experts on all aspects of the water environment. This projects aim was to involve local communities in decisions about the... More
    Closes 25 May 2026
  • Citizens’ Jury for Windermere Catchment (Cumbria) - Information page

    The Rethinking Water Citizens’ Jury was put together by the Environment Agency and a Local Advisory Group working with the Involve Foundation; an independant charity, who acted as the main point of contact for panel members throughout the process. The Panel, which took place over four days in March 2022, debated local issues, shared ideas and questioned experts on all aspects of the water environment in the Windermere catchment. This project brought together people from all... More
    Closes 25 May 2026
  • Beales Corner, Bewdley, Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created February 2021. Last u pdated 11 May 2023. *Project Update* May 2023 The planning consent was submitted on 16.12.2022 and was granted on 14.2.2023. The planning documents can be found here: 22/1034/FUL . In February, we removed trees and vegetation along the waterfront by Beales Corner to help enable the works to start later in the year. New tree planting will be undertaken to... More
    Closes 31 March 2026
  • Property Flood Resilience

    What is this page for? This page is to help people understand what Property Flood Resilience (PFR) is and its importance in reducing flood damage. Contents The cost of flooded homes What is Property Flood Resilience (PFR)? PFR in building climate resilience Advantages of PFR Build your flood resilience FAQs The cost of flooded homes The effects of flooding are profound, both emotionally and financially. In 2014, the average... More
    Closes 31 December 2025
  • Canvey Island southern shoreline revetment project - information page

    This project will maintain the existing high level of tidal flood risk protection to thousands of homes, businesses and infrastructure on Canvey Island into the future, a key aspiration of the Thames Estuary 2100 Plan . It will protect the tidal defences against erosion and extend their useful life to 2070 in light of increasing sea levels due to climate change. The works are planned and delivered as part of the Thames Estuary Asset Management (TEAM) 2100 Programme . This is... More
    Closes 31 October 2025
  • West London Communities Information Page

    Updated on 20 March 2023 What is this page? This page contains the latest updates from the West London Communities project. It provides the context for why the project is being delivered and also gives you links to important related information, including recent newsletters and other related projects going ahead that link to this one. We will update this page every 6 months at this stage of the project, so the next expected update will be in September 2023. Latest project... More
    Closes 30 September 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Gallery

    November 2021: The groyne installation progress and finished works for the year. The barge taking shingle to the beach as part of the interim beach nourishment. Work gets underway on the Lydd Ranges Scheme The first groyne pile going in at Lydd Ranges. The Green Wall track looking west from the Jury’s Gap compound. Timber groynes will be instated to stabilise the beach and new beach... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Environment

    The  Lydd Ranges frontage extends eastwards from Jury’s Gap near Camber in East Sussex and for approximately 8.2km to Dungeness nuclear power station, Kent. The area within and surrounding the Lydd Ranges frontage is of high nature conservation value. This is reflected in the extensive statutory designations that are present throughout the study area, including: Dungeness Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Upcoming works

    May 2023 update Shortly, we will be resuming works on the Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme. We expect the scheme to be complete at the end of 2023. The works we will complete this year and timings are summarised in the table below. The majority of the works are continuations of works from the previous years, using similar equipment and methodology, with two exceptions: This year, some rock will be moved by lorry to planned works in Shoreham, Sussex. This will... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Why do we need the scheme?

    The  Lydd Ranges frontage extends from Jury’s Gap near Camber in East Sussex and extends eastwards for approximately 8.2km to Dungeness nuclear power station, Kent. The Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy (FoCES) reports 600 properties at risk of flooding from a 0.5% AEP event by 2108. 30 properties would be immediately at-risk, post breach (failure) of the defences. The Lydd Ranges and infrastructure would also be at risk. The site is a premier live firing... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Timeline

    The site compound is located within the Environment Agency’s existing compound at Jury’s Gap. We have also established a satellite compound at South Brooks, which will reduce some of the activity that otherwise would have taken place at Jury’s Gap. We will be starting works on the beach in summer 2021. Please see the map below which shows the key works for each year: 2021: works between Jury’s Gap and South Brooks (groynes, Green Wall, beach... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme

    Welcome to the Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme information page. Work on the scheme started in July to improve the existing sea defences to reduce the risk of coastal flooding. Once completed it will help better protect this environmentally important area, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Lydd firing range and people, property and businesses within the Romney Marsh area from coastal flooding and erosion. To learn more about the scheme please watch our welcome video . ... More
    Closes 17 July 2025
  • Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project - Information Page

    Welcome to the Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project! This project information page is for all stakeholders with an interest in the future flood resilience of the Lower Witham. Here you will find information about the Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project led by the Environment Agency, including our latest newsletter, project background, location, progress and importantly how our stakeholders can get involved. Contents Click here for the contents... More
    Closes 30 April 2025
  • Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project Survey

    Thank you for clicking on the link to take part in our short survey about the Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project. We appreciate you giving us a few minutes of your time to answer a few questions and share your thoughts about flood resilience in the Lower Witham catchment. More
    Closes 30 April 2025
  • Rethinking Water Citizens’ Juries overview information page

    The Environment Agency and its partners are holding five targeted Rethinking Water Citizens’ Juries to discuss the important question: How do you connect with water in your local environment, and what needs to be changed in the future to benefit people and wildlife? This is about involving communities in decisions about the future of their local river. Listening and working with others to understand their priorities is an essential element... More
    Closes 1 April 2025
  • Swan Draw Dock Information Page

    Background Swan Draw Dock is on the northern shore of the River Thames in Hammersmith and Fulham. The draw dock forms part of the River Thames and protects the local community from flooding. The eastern and northern walls of the draw dock are now at the end of their serviceable life and need to be repaired. The construction phase of this project is currently planned for mid-2023. The works are expected to take approximately 50 weeks. This includes the site compound set-up, the... More
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme

    Welcome to our information pages for the Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme. Site pages Scheme Overview (please continue reading below) Pollution of rivers by metals in the Tyne catchment Preventing pollution in the Nent and South Tyne Diffuse pollution interventions How a treatment scheme works How we chose the site Timeline Supporting Reports and Surveys FAQs Latest Newsletter... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Lower Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page

    Update - February 2022 update We are writing to update you on work we are carrying out on the Lower Mole. In our November 2021 update newsletter, we mentioned that our project team were working through a number of potential mitigations that address concerns raised by the local community about some aspects of the scheme. This includes investigations into measures that limit the reduction in water level along the main channel, and measures to ensure continued flows into the Old... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Project Timeline

    What are the next steps for the Nenthead scheme? During 2022 – share progress on the planning application and “detailed” design with the public and other stakeholders, and invite comments. It is unlikely that we will have more information to share with the public until spring/summer 2022. We expect to hold more than one meeting during 2022. Late 2022/early 2023 – we hope to submit the planning application to Cumbria County Council. The council... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Supporting Reports and Surveys

    We have completed a number of investigations to help us better understand the need for a scheme and the potential impacts of a treatment scheme on the local area, wildlife and environment. We have also included documents that show the design process. Reports that refer to site 101 are those referring to the current site for the Nenthead mine water treatment scheme proposals. Here we have provided a summary of the work we have carried out alongside links to the reports and documents.... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
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