Open Consultations and Information Pages

  • St William: Lea Bridge Gasworks (Information Page)

    This page offers an overview of the Environment Agency's responsibilities and role in the St William Homes LLP (St William) development project at Lea Bridge Gasworks. We will explain who we are, what we do, and provide information about the ongoing activities at Lea Bridge Gasworks. Who are we? We are the Environment Agency's Green Growth & Delivery team in Hertfordshire and North London (HNL). We are a statutory consultee and environmental regulator on the planning and... More
    Closes 31 March 2024
  • Mill sluices at Wainford, Wortwell and Hoxne, River Waveney Information

    Update as of 24th May 2023 - On the basis that we have not received any information that we believe would make a change in ownership or maintenance responsibility unviable, our proposal was put before the April 2023 meeting of the Anglian Eastern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) for their endorsement as required in our Protocol for the Maintenance of Flood and Coastal Risk Management Assets. The committee supported the proposal and therefore we will shortly be formalising... More
    Closes 1 April 2024
  • 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
    Closes 22 April 2024
  • Nene Lock Reversals

    Welcome to the River Nene Locks Safety Improvements (RNSLI) project. We work with our partners to maintain the River Nene for navigation, flood risk and water resource functions. Lock reversal has been used to manage river levels when they are high. Reversing a lock results in fast flowing water which is unsafe for boaters, members of the public and our staff. We have identified 7 locks where reversal needs to stop to reduce risk. Health, safety and... More
    Closes 30 April 2024
  • Information on Clayton Hall Landfill Site, Whittle le Woods, Lancashire

    We have created this page to provide easy access to information on Clayton Hall Landfill Site. Since December 2023, we have recorded an increased number of reports of odour from Clayton Hall Landfill site. We will keep the community up to date with any developments on our response to the increased reports and will share any new updates here. Please check back regularly for further information. What is the Environment Agency doing? Our... More
    Closes 30 April 2024
  • Alconbury Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme - information page

    Through the Alconbury Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme, we are developing a way forward to reduce the risk of flooding from the Alconbury Brook in Alconbury and Alconbury Weston. Flooding in Hamerton Road, Alconbury Weston, January 2021 Background to the scheme The Alconbury Brook catchment is relatively ‘flashy’ in comparison to the wider River Great Ouse catchment, meaning that is reacts quickly to rainfall and the onset of flooding can be rapid. ... More
    Closes 25 May 2024
  • Stanstead Abbotts Drain Information Page

    Last updated on 15 September 2023 We have created this information page to keep residents informed of current and future developments to the Stanstead Abbotts Drain. We will be updating this page as the project progresses. Flood risk in Stanstead Abbotts Stanstead Abbotts has a history of flooding. Most notably in the winter 2013/14, the community experienced extreme weather resulting in significant flooding from the Stanstead Abbotts Drain and surface water. Several... More
    Closes 1 June 2024
  • Aycliffe Quarry Landfill Site, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

    We have created this page for the public to have easy access to information on Aycliffe Quarry Landfill Site. This information includes air quality monitoring data results. The Environment Agency chairs a multi-agency group that has been set up in response to the odours coming from Aycliffe Quarry Landfill Site. The other members of the group are UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Darlington Borough Council and Durham County Council. The Environment Agency's role is to regulate... More
    Closes 16 June 2024
  • Retford Information Page

    Retford Beck Information Page Geography of area Retford sits in the low-lying River Idle valley, where the Idle flows through the town from south to north. Retford Beck is a tributary of the Idle and arises in the high ground to the east of Retford. Both the River Idle and the Retford Beck are designated Main River. Annotated Aerial view of the lower Retford Beck catchment. Arup (2021). East of Retford, the Retford Beck has of two separate open channels.... More
    Closes 28 June 2024
  • Connected by Water - South Yorkshire - Information Page

    Welcome to the Connected by Water Information Page Connected by Water is a South Yorkshire alliance working with communities and businesses to build flood resilience and reduce the impact of the climate emergency. Our vision is a flood resilient South Yorkshire. Flood resilience is the ability to prepare for flooding, act safely, minimise damage and recover from flooding when it occurs. We have created this page to provide easy access to... More
    Closes 30 June 2024
  • 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
    Closes 30 June 2024
  • Hardmead Sluice Replacement Project Information Page

    January 2024 Update We continued to make great progress during December with the works for the gates to be ready to manage winter storms and for the festive break. We tested the first new gate in early December so that we could operate it in automatic mode. This one gate alone is able to manage normal river flows while maintaining the river level for navigation and environmental purposes. The second gate installed and ready to retain water With one gate operating in... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Colwick (Holme Sluices) Fish Pass Information Page

    February 2024 The fish pass is now complete, with all major works finished. Stop logs were removed from both inlet and outlet for the first time at the end of January, allowing the radial gate to be tested under pressure. When the gate is closed there is still a residual flow through the eel chute, as eels will travel against the direction of flow and tolerate very low water levels, this feature ensures that when the gate is closed no eels will become trapped inside the... More
    Closes 31 July 2024
  • Yarm Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Introduction: Yarm has a long history of flooding, dating back as early as 1771, when Yarm High Street flooded to a depth of 2 metres. In 1993, the original Yarm flood alleviation scheme was completed. This scheme involved the construction of flood walls and flood gates to protect Yarm from the River Tees. Unfortunately, in 1995, these new flood defences were overtopped, and Yarm suffered flooding from the River Tees (see photo below). Additional works which built on... More
    Closes 31 August 2024
  • Toronto Close Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created September 2023. Last updated 9 November, 2023. Background of flooding in Toronto Close, Worcester Toronto Close, Worcester has a history of flooding from the River Severn and River Teme, which influence the water level in the Laughern Brook during and after heavy rainfall. Recent flood events in July 2007 and February 2020 have highlighted that there are a number of residential properties at risk of flooding. In 2007, 16 properties... More
    Closes 21 September 2024
  • 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
    Closes 30 September 2024
  • Leamington Spa fly issues

    Page created 29 November 2023. Last updated 29 February 2024. We are sorry to hear that residents and businesses have experienced problems with flies in the local area. The Environment Agency and Warwick District Council are working in partnership to investigate this issue. We have created this online information page to update the community on the work we are doing in response to the fly reports we received in the Leamington Spa area. The source of this fly... More
    Closes 1 November 2024
  • Gooseum Rhyne Reservoir Improvement Scheme

    The Gooseum Rhyne Reservoir is a flood storage area on the Congresbury Yeo River. It was classified as a reservoir in 2006 under the Reservoirs Act 1975 due to the volume of water it can hold above the adjacent natural ground. As a designated reservoir structure, the Environment Agency has the legal responsibility to ensure its continued safe operation. Following an inspection by a reservoir specialist, areas for improvements that must be made in the... More
    Closes 3 November 2024
  • 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
    Closes 1 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 1 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 1 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 1 December 2024
  • Escrick Waste Treatment Facility

    Odour issues at Escrick Waste Treatment Facility, North Yorkshire Page updated on 22 January 2024 This page is intended to provide information on the ongoing odour issue in the Escrick and Riccall areas. This odour is from waste activites associated with Acumen Waste Services Ltd at Escrick Waste Treatment Facility, The Old Brick and Tile Works, Riccall Road, Escrick. In May and June 2023, our officers inspected sites in the Escrick area after receiving reports of odours.... More
    Closes 8 December 2024
  • Peckfield Landfill Site

    Introduction to Peckfield Landfill Site This page has been created to provide further information around our regulation work at Peckfield Landfill Site, Micklefield, operated by Caird Peckfield Limited (CPL). We are aware of the ongoing landfill gas odours currently being experienced by residents of Micklefield and surrounding villages and appreciate that this must be a frustrating and unpleasant situation. Update 28 February 2024 We continue to receive... More
    Closes 21 December 2024
  • Eardisland Scheme

    Firstly, we want to extend our belated but warm wishes for the New Year. We had hoped for a settled start to 2024 however we were saddened to learn that further flooding had impacted the residents of Eardisland in early January, courtesy of Storm Henk. Storm Henk brought heavy and persistent rain to many parts of the UK, causing many rivers to record their highest ever levels. Sadly this also appears to be the case with the River Arrow which lead to some property... More
    Closes 24 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 28 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - How we selected the site

    This section explains how we selected the Nenthead mine site as our preferred location for the mine water treatment ponds. This follows a lengthy assessment process where a large number of sites were considered. We consider several criteria when identifying a potential site for a treatment scheme. These can include engineering factors as well as the proximity to residential properties and the ecological or archaeological sensitivity of sites. For the Nenthead site, we have changed the... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - FAQs

    Here you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions. If you have further questions or enquries please feel free to contact the project team via Are there any alternative options to a mine water treatment scheme? We have considered a full range of potential treatment technologies including established and more experimental systems. Globally, the most commonly used technology to remove metals at active mines is chemical dosing to raise the... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - How a treatment scheme works

    How would a treatment scheme work? Mine water would be captured at the Caplecleugh and Rampgill levels before it goes into the River Nent. The mine water would be pumped through a small buried pipeline up to the treatment ponds near the Handsome Mea reservoir. Metals are removed from the mine water by encouraging naturally occurring geochemical, microbiological and ecological processes to take place in a reactive media layer on the base of lined treatment ponds. Sulphates present in... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Nent Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Pollution of rivers by metals in the Tyne catchment

    The River Nent is the second most metal polluted river in England, and the most polluted in northern England. This pollution by cadmium, lead and zinc comes from several different sources and the effects on water and sediment quality, and aquatic life can be seen for 60km along the River South Tyne and in the Tyne Estuary. Pollution of rivers by metal mines in the Tyne catchment. Although most mining activity had stopped by the mid-20th century, more than 150km of... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
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