Open Consultations and Information Pages

  • York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) Information page

    The York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) is funded by the UK Government with the aim of reducing the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in York. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the scheme. As the programme of work is coming to an end, we are no longer updating these pages or issuing quarterly newsletters for the whole scheme. However, if you want to receive updates on the schemes which are still active, you can email us at... More
    Opened 30 April 2018
  • 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
    Opened 22 June 2018
  • The River Roding Project information page

    Updated 5 February 2024 This page provides a latest update, a summary of our work and the background to the project which aims to reduce flooding to homes, businesses and infrastructure in the Woodford and Ilford areas, as well as how we plan to improve the River Roding for people and wildlife Latest project progress Within the last few months, we have met two major milestones which will enable the project to progress: In July/August 2023, Epping Forest... More
    Opened 12 September 2018
  • Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme

    This page provides information about the Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme (OtSMRS). We have organised it to include background information (next section, below the newsletters) and proposals developed prior to obtaining planning consent (lower down this page, under the heading ‘Earlier proposals for the scheme’). These both describe the development of the scheme and how it has progressed since it was first conceived. OtSMRS is a joint initiative developed by the... More
    Opened 20 December 2018
  • Humber 2100+

    Welcome to the Humber2100+ Information Page Here you will find the latest information on the development of the new Humber Strategy and how you can get involved. You can find out more about flood risk on the Humber and what we are doing to manage it by taking a look at our latest newsletter or by visiting the Humber Story Map If you are having problems accessing the storymap Click here for an accessible version. Due to the enormous economic... More
    Opened 4 February 2019
  • Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme Information Page

    The Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme is a £12 million scheme to improve flood defences in Exmouth. The Environment Agency worked in partnership with East Devon District Council to deliver the scheme which will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to over 1,400 residential and 400 commercial properties. Why is a new tidal defence scheme needed? Exmouth has a long history of tidal flooding . The worst recorded flooding was in 1960 when Exmouth flooded twice, with nearly 1000... More
    Opened 1 April 2019
  • Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon Flood Alleviation Scheme – information page

    Last update: February 2023 Following our public drop-in events with the Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon communities in summer 2019, we have continued work to finalise the design for the Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon flood alleviation scheme, which aims to protect these communities from further flooding. As part of the design process, we have undertaken modelling of the River Blackwater upstream of Coggeshall. The outputs from this have helped to inform and... More
    Opened 8 May 2019
  • Grange Landfill Site, Rotherham (Dropping Well Tip) -Information Page

    Welcome to the Grange Landfill Information Page. This page provides access to information on the permit variation for Grange Landfill and the Environment Agency role in permit regulation. We will keep this page updated as the situation progresses so please keep checking back for what’s new. You can view our latest frequently asked questions (FAQs) or download a copy at the end of this page. Coronavirus: The Environment Agency response More... More
    Opened 13 June 2019
  • Ouse Washes Section 10 Works information page

    The purpose of this page is to provide information on how we comply with the Reservoirs Act 1975 and how we maintain the protection from flood risk for homes and businesses along the Ouse Washes. The Ouse Washes Flood Storage Reservoir, is a 90,000,000m 3 flood storage reservoir located in Cambridgeshire. It is approximately 30km (19 miles) long and up to 0.8km (0.5 miles) wide providing 1,900 hectares (approximately 4,700 acres) of land between the banks. The Dutch Engineer, Sir... More
    Opened 13 June 2019
  • Hertfordshire and North London Incident Notifications

    You can now sign up to receive email notifications of significant and major environmental incidents affecting watercourses in the Environment Agency's Hertfordshire and North London Area (see map below). Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page . We will aim to issue key messages on the first working day of our response to significant and major environmental incidents. We will then issue periodic updates of our progress responding to the incident. When you receive one of... More
    Opened 1 October 2019
  • Reducing flooding in Reading and Caversham information page

    Scheme update We have concluded our review of the proposed scheme for Reading and Caversham to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses. This includes a review of: flood walls earth embankments a bypass channel This included a review of the scheme costs and benefits. We found that there is an increase in costs and a reduction in the economic benefits the scheme could provide. We follow the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management appraisal... More
    Opened 26 February 2020
  • TEAM 2100: Marsh Dykes

    UPDATE – July 2021 Please see our latest newsletters which will explain what we have done so far at Lake 5 and information about the works. February 2021 Newsletter March 2021 Newsletter June 2021 Newsletter Since our November 2020 virtual drop we have started work and successfully installed our temporary site, compound and welfare area. Flood defence works to take place in Thamesmead There will be some flood... More
    Opened 9 March 2020
  • 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
    Opened 5 June 2020
  • Lowdham Information Page

    Latest News Thank you to those who attended our community drop-in on 11 January 2024. We had many questions asked on the day and have produced a short Q&A document enclosed in the link below which will address these questions. Q&A following on from the 11 Jan 2024 Community Drop-in If you have any further questions that have not been addressed here please contact us at lowdhamfsr@environment-agency.gov.uk Lowdham Cocker Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme ... More
    Opened 1 July 2020
  • Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) - Information Page

    Welcome to the Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page. We have created this page to provide information on the Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS). This will reduce the risk of flooding to homes in the North Carr and Sutton areas of Hull. We will continue to update this page as we progress this scheme so please keep checking for what’s new. Background The Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme... More
    Opened 14 August 2020
  • Tadcaster Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) Information Page

    We can't prevent flooding from rivers and streams entirely, but we can reduce the risk of flooding. By working with our partners and people who are at risk, we can minimise it’s effects and reduce the damage it causes. Welcome to the Tadcaster Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page. We have created this page to share information and updates on the planned flood alleviation scheme for Tadcaster. We will continue to add information to this... More
    Opened 26 August 2020
  • Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created 18 September 2020. Last updated 20 February 2024. Flooding in Tenbury Wells Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire is situated on the banks of the River Teme. A tributary, the Kyre Brook, also joins the River Teme in the town. Tenbury has suffered from extensive flooding to large parts of the town on several occasions, most recently in October 2023, February 2020 and in November 2019, when levels were just below those which occurred in 2007. The... More
    Opened 18 September 2020
  • Severn Valley Water Management Scheme

    Last updated: 19 January 2024 Latest project update - January 2024 Over the past few months, we have been working closely with Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Powys County Council and Shropshire Council to form a partnership and agree a strategic, long-term approach to cross border working. Together we aim to develop and deliver a catchment wide programme of water management interventions to help communities not only survive, but also thrive. We are delighted... More
    Opened 7 December 2020
  • 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
    Opened 22 February 2021
  • Beales Corner, Bewdley, Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created February 2021. Last u pdated 19 December 2023. *Project Update* 16 February, 2024 Please click here for the latest update on the Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme. 19 December, 2023 Please click here for the latest newsletter on the Beales Corner, Bewdley Flood Risk Management Scheme. Happy holidays! Flooding in Beales Corner Bewdley is subject to... More
    Opened 2 March 2021
  • Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy Enhancing the Lincolnshire Coast

    The Environment Agency is working to reduce flood risk to 20,000 residential homes, 1,700 businesses, 24,500 static caravans, 35,000 hectares of farmland and a bustling tourist industry. The Lincolnshire coastal flood plain has a long history of flooding from the sea and many forms of defence are now in place including sand dunes, seawalls, rock/timber structures and beaches. Just over 45,000 people live within the Saltfleet to Gibraltar Point Strategy area and each... More
    Opened 11 March 2021
  • Park Wood information page

    Welcome to Park Wood information page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the project. We will be updating this site as the project progresses, so please keep checking for what's new . Latest Update - March 2023 We carry out a Public Safety Risk Assessment on all our signposted footpaths in Park Wood. We will be closing a section of the footpath at the location shown below (in red) because we need to remove the board walk... More
    Opened 29 March 2021
  • Farlington Marshes Project information page

    Welcome to the Farlington Marshes Project information page. As the project progresses, we will provide updates through this information page and via our newsletter. To be added to the mailing list for the newsletter, please email us . UPDATE FEBRUARY 2024 - 2 weeks left! We have had an overwhelming response to the questionnaire but there is still time to have your say. We want to hear how you use the marshes, how often you visit and why it is an... More
    Opened 30 March 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 10 May 2021
  • Information to support the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) permit reviews for Food, Drink and Milk Industries.

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) requires EPR permits to be reviewed within four years of publication of the relevant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BRef) BAT conclusions. The Food, Drink and Milk Industries BRef was published on 4 December 2019. More
    Opened 11 May 2021
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Welcome

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates and CPO Information Page 4 – Your Questions Introducing the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme What is the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme? The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will create a new stream with wetland wildlife corridor to the west of Oxford to reduce flood risk in the city and surrounding areas. The scheme will reduce... More
    Opened 17 May 2021
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Background and benefits

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates and CPO Information Page 4 – Your Questions On this page we provide information about the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme, including the scheme design, benefits and environmental features. Please click on each of the headings below to find out more. Why does Oxford need a major flood scheme? More Information Flooding in Oxford Oxford has a long... More
    Opened 17 May 2021
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Your Questions

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates and CPO Information Page 4 – Your Questions Your Questions Click on a topic below to be taken to that section. Environment and wildlife Recreation and public access Costs Construction Traffic Long term management and legacy Scheme d esign Flood risk Environment and wildlife How will the scheme increase... More
    Opened 17 May 2021
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Updates and CPO Information

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates and CPO Information Page 4 – Your Questions Compulsory Purchase Order We have made our Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. A CPO is a legal process that allows land, property and rights of access to be obtained from a landowner when there is a compelling case that the land is needed in the public interest and can only be applied for... More
    Opened 17 May 2021
  • Water for Tomorrow – information page

    Water is a scarce and diminishing resource yet it is essential for all sectors. Future pressures such as climate change and population growth will increase the demand for water and we need to work together with partners, businesses and communities to find long-lasting solutions. Ahead of COP26, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, said: "The climate crisis is global, but its impacts are in your village, your shop, your home. Adaptation action needs to be integral to... More
    Opened 9 June 2021
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