Open Consultations and Information Pages

  • Environment Agency consultation: charge proposals for water discharges

    Healthy water quality is essential to life. People, and animals all rely on it for survival. Beyond that, clean water contributes to a better environment for everyone to enjoy whether that be the stream at the end of a garden, lakes in our national parks, coastal waters, or rivers running through our towns and cities. Part of the Environment Agency’s role is to effectively regulate permit holders discharging into these waters and ensure they do this in an environmentally responsible... More
    Opened 29 January 2024
  • B64 5RE, NDC Polipak Limited, EPR/AP3925SU/A001: environmental permit consultation

    We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from NDC Polipak Limited for NDC Polipak Ltd Garratts Lane Birmingham B64 5RE We can take account of Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards. Information on local population and sensitive sites. Comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for example whether... More
    Opened 25 January 2024
  • Buckden Landfill Site

    Welcome to Buckden Landfill Site community briefing page. As the primary regulator of Buckden Landfill, we publish this page to share information about the landfill site and to outline some of our activities to keep the public informed. We aim to provide updates monthly. Our Role Our role as an environmental regulator is to work with people and businesses. We provide advice and guidance and help them do the right thing for people... More
    Opened 25 January 2024
  • OX4 4XU, Thames Water Utilities Limited, EPR/MP3038LQ/V006: environmental permit consultation

    We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Thames Water Utilities Limited for Oxford Sludge Treatment Centre Grenoble Road Sandford-on-Thames Oxford OX4 4XU We can take account of Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards. Information on local population and sensitive sites. Comments on whether the right process... More
    Opened 19 January 2024
  • Heacham bathing waters

    Overview Bathing water season The Bathing Water Regulations 2013 set out the bathing water season, which runs from 15 May to 30 September inclusive each year. We are responsible for sampling for 2 types of bacteria at designated bathing waters during the season. The regulations require the sampling to start just before the season and include some weekend and bank holiday samples, when the largest number of bathers are often present. What does a bathing... More
    Opened 15 January 2024
  • PE13 2TQ, Medworth CHP Limited, EPR/HP3441QA/A001: environmental permit draft decision advertisement

    We are seeking your comments on the proposed decision for a new bespoke application for an environmental permit from Medworth CHP Limited for Medworth EfW CHP Facility Algores Way Wisbech Cambridgeshire PE13 2TQ We can take account of Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards. Information on local population and sensitive sites. Comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for... More
    Opened 11 January 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
    Opened 24 December 2023
  • 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. 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 for local residents. Update 4 Jan 2023 We are continuing to... More
    Opened 22 December 2023
  • Bletchley Landfill Site

    Welcome to Bletchley Landfill Site community briefing page As the primary regulator of Bletchley Landfill, we publish this page to share information about the landfill site and to outline some of our activities to keep the public informed. We aim to provide updates monthly. Our Objective We are responsible for granting or refusing environmental permits, setting the conditions, and making sure that permit holders comply with them.... More
    Opened 13 December 2023
  • Boston Barrier

    The Boston Barrier Scheme is an Environment Agency led project, working to provide better protection from tidal flooding to over 14,000 homes and businesses in the town of Boston, Lincolnshire. The first phase of construction was completed in December 2020, two years after construction on the project began. The first phase included the centrepiece of the scheme, the primary barrier gate. The primary barrier gate and associate flood walls now better protect more than 13,500... More
    Opened 30 November 2023
  • Leamington Spa fly issues

    Page created 29 November 2023. Last updated 25 January 2024. We are sorry to hear that residents and businesses have been experiencing 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 have received in the Leamington Spa area. The source of this... More
    Opened 29 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Background

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement Finding solutions together The River Thames has a long history of flooding. In 2014, over 130 properties flooded in the study area, with major impacts on people and infrastructure. People were... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Scheme Information

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement Scheme delivery stages Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures is currently in the ‘appraisal’ stage, which concludes with Outline Business Case (OBC) approval. We have successfully... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Potential Measures

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement What are the options? We are refining our evidence and are collecting more evidence to determine how effective the measures below may be in reducing flood risk (in combination or as standalone... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Environmental considerations and surveys

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement Environmental considerations The River Thames Corridor is a very special natural resource that provides an environmentally valuable landscape that is rich in flora, fauna, recreational... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Flood risk

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement Climate Change - Existing and future flood risk Communities along the River Thames have been affected by several major floods, notably in 1947, 2003, and recently in 2013/14. As climate change... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Public engagement

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement Getting and staying involved We will be setting-up an external stakeholder engagement group in early 2024. The purpose of this group is to provide an engagement forum between community... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures - Welcome

    Page 1 - Welcome Page 2 - Background of the Datchet to Hythe End Flood Improvement Measures Page 3 - Scheme Information Page 4 - Potential Measures Page 5 - Environmental considerations and surveys Page 6 - Flood Risk Page 7 - Public Engagement December 2023 update In November 2023, the Environment Agency held two public drop-in events at the Wraysbury Hub (Friday 24 November) and Datchet Women’s Institute Hall (Saturday 25... More
    Opened 24 November 2023
  • Sustainable Abstraction in East Anglia

    The Environment Agency is England’s environmental regulator, and it is its duty to ensure that water supplies are sustainable for the future. If no action is taken now, many areas of England will face water shortages by 2050, as water demand from people, industry and agriculture will exceed water availability in many parts of the country. The Environment Agency’s Restoring Sustainable Abstraction (RSA) programme has returned 49 billion litres of water a year to the... More
    Opened 2 November 2023
  • 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
    Opened 27 October 2023
  • 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
    Opened 18 October 2023
  • Fens2100+

    Fens 2100+ is a new programme of work, launched in 2023 to enable the Fens to adapt to the challenges of climate change both now and into the future. This programme will develop a Fens-wide flood resilience investment strategy that achieves long-term value for money and generates regional and national benefits. It’s being developed with, and for, Flood Risk Management Authorities so they can plan for the next 20-25 years of flood risk management. This investment strategy will... More
    Opened 21 September 2023
  • 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
    Opened 21 September 2023
  • SEEBEYOND

    Our Vision is to create a level playing field to help food companies realise ambitious environmental goals beyond legal compliance. The Environment Agency's SEEBEYOND project aims to improve the quality, transparency, and traceability of environmental data in the UK's Food and Drink Sector. It achieves this by standardising environmental metrics and data description to enable an automation of data exchange across different computer systems and platforms. SEEBEYOND is researching and... More
    Opened 1 September 2023
  • Bourn and Lower Rea Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created 2 August 2023 - last updated 15 February 2024. The existing River Rea in Digbeth River Rea at its highest recorded levels in 2018 Background to the Flood Risk Management Scheme The River Rea, and its main tributaries (The Bourn and Bourn Brook), are heavily urbanised watercourses situated to the south of Birmingham City. The lower... More
    Opened 2 August 2023
  • 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
    Opened 1 August 2023
  • Reservoir Safety Reform Programme Information Page

    We are developing and delivering the Reservoir Safety Reform Programme, in response to the recommendations set out in the Independent Reservoir Safety Review Report , led by Professor David Balmforth. In a Written Ministerial Statement in July 2022 the Government set out its intention to reform reservoir safety management practices and modernise the Reservoirs Act 1975 . The Reservoir Safety Reform Programme will be delivered in a phased... More
    Opened 31 July 2023
  • 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
    Opened 28 July 2023
  • Fleet Flood Alleviation Scheme: Reducing the risk of flooding in Fleet

    We are developing ideas to reduce the risk of flooding in Fleet and Church Crookham from rivers and surface water. We are carrying out this work in partnership with Local Authorities and community groups in Fleet. The scheme does not yet have all the relevant permissions and funding to proceed. We are checking that proposals are cost effective, are buildable and do not adversely impact the environment. It cannot go ahead without the support of the community and partners. If... More
    Opened 27 July 2023
  • West Midlands Drought page

    The Situation The Environment Agency’s West Midlands area has now moved from Prolonged Dry Weather to Normal status. We will review this status should we see a significant change. During the month of July unsettled weather and above average rainfall fell over the West Midlands, which has allowed river flows and reservoir levels to improve. With reservoirs operating within normal levels for this time of year there are currently no concerns over public... More
    Opened 5 July 2023
143 results. Page 2 of 5