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  • 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

    March 2024 Update Since January and the storm flows it brought, we have been working to bring the second gate into automatic operation, install the fish pass, build a pumped eel pass and reinstate new surfaces around the site. The new bridge supporting the drive mechanisms for the two new sluice gates What we are doing We are replacing and improving the gate and operating equipment at Hardmead Sluice as the existing one had reached the end of its working life... More
    Closes 1 July 2024
  • Colwick (Holme Sluices) Fish Pass Information Page

    February 2024 Jackson Civil Engineering are working on behalf of the Environment Agency. Construction of the fish pass will help to create a healthy watercourse, allowing migratory fish to access spawning grounds upstream, provide better wildlife habitats, and improve the biodiversity of the area”. 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... More
    Closes 31 July 2024
  • Arundel Tidal Walls Scheme (Phase 2) information page

    Welcome to the Information Page for phase 2 of the Arundel Tidal Walls Scheme. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on this project. The Environment Agency will be updating this site regularly, so please keep checking for what’s new. If you would like to speak to our Public Liaison Officer, Madeleine Spellman about the project, please ring 07721 248275 or email ArundelTidalWalls@environment-agency.gov.uk Our latest... More
    Closes 31 August 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
  • 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 September 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
  • Information on Jameson Road Landfill Site, Fleetwood, Lancashire

    We have created this page to provide easy access to information on Jameson Road Landfill Site, Fleetwood, Lancashire. We are continuing to recieve a large number of complaints and reports of odour regarding the Jameson Road Landfill Site. We are encouraging residents in the community to continue to report the issue as this helps us to build up a picture of the extent and impact of the odour issue. We will keep the community up to date with any developments on our... More
    Closes 30 September 2024
  • Granville Woodhouse Landfill Information Page

    Page created 26 March 2024. Last updated 30 May 2024. We are sorry to hear that residents are experiencing problems with odour in the local area. Please be assured that we are working with the operator, Potters (Midlands) Ltd , to resolve these issues. Thank you for visiting our information page.  Background Granville Woodhouse Landfill (also known as Redhill Landfill) has been operational at this location since... More
    Closes 30 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
  • Blue-Green Algae in Cumbria and Lancashire

    Blue-Green Algae is a naturally occurring environmental phenomenon which becomes more likely during periods of warm, dry weather. It’s growth is exacerbated by nutrient pollution which contributes to the formation of blooms in the right conditions. We have set up this page to provide information on known Blue-Green Algae locations in Cumbria and Lancashire Blue-Green Algae poses a small risk to human health if a person comes into direct contact with it. It can also be a... More
    Closes 31 October 2024
  • Strand Quay

    Spring 2024 update Welcome to the Strand Quay Access Improvement works information page. Following a condition survey by us, the Environment Agency, the current ladders, fenders and mooring rings were found to be in “poor” condition. We are carrying out renewal works to ensure safe access to the quayside on the River Rother. The second phase of improvement works began on 12 February 2024 and will be completed by Autumn 2024. Introduction to Strand Quay ... More
    Closes 31 October 2024
  • Leamington Spa fly issues

    Page created 29 November 2023. Last updated 31 May 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 keep the community updated on the work we are doing in response to the fly reports. Thank you for visiting our information page. Background ... More
    Closes 1 November 2024
  • Stanstead Abbotts Drain Information Page

    Last updated on 6 June 2024 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. Flooding in Stanstead Abbotts on 2 and 3 May 2024 A weather warning was issued for thunderstorms and heavy rainfall by the Met Office The rainfall that fell was intense and fell over a short period of time The past winter has been... More
    Closes 1 December 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 13 May 2024 UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)... More
    Closes 21 December 2024
  • Eardisland Scheme

    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 flooding in the village. As most residents will know all too well, the frequency of... 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 nent@coal.gov.uk 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
  • Greyfriars Community Flood Scheme

    Page created 15 December 2021, last updated 28 March 2024. 28 March, 2024: Please see our latest update for 28 March, 2024. Flooding in Hereford Hereford is subject to significant flood risk from the River Wye and has flooded a number of times. The most significant flood events have been in 1960, 1979, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2012, 2019, 2020 and 2021. In 2008 a Flood Risk Management Scheme was completed for the south... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 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 31 December 2024
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