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  • Assessing new nuclear power station designs: Generic design assessment of General Nuclear System Limited UK Hualong pressurised water reactor (UK HPR1000)

    The government is responsible for the UK's energy policy and its current position is set out in the December 2020 white paper, "Powering our Net Zero Future". In the white paper, the government highlights the need to address climate change urgently and it sets out the strategy for wider energy... More
    Opened 11 January 2021
  • Endless Energy Keighley - Information Page

    This page is to provide information about our final decision to issue an environmental permit to Endless Energy Limited to operate an energy from waste facility at Aire Valley Road, Keighley. The Application In October 2018 Endless Energy Limited applied to the Environment Agency for an... More
    Opened 8 December 2020
  • Severn Valley Water Management Scheme

    Last updated: 18 February 2021, next update due: 31 May 2021 Water management of the River Severn The River Severn forms an integral part of life for those who live around it. Over the years it has been a haven for wildlife, an essential transport route, a great place for... More
    Opened 7 December 2020
  • South Yorkshire Flood Recovery – Information Page

    Welcome to the South Yorkshire flood recovery Information Page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information about our work in response to the flooding in South Yorkshire in November 2019. We will update this page as we progress individual projects as part of our... More
    Opened 30 October 2020
  • Thorney Island Habitat Creation Scheme Information Page

    Latest update - October 2020 More Information Ground investigations and surveys are currently being completed to understand: • type of ground and geology • water levels • presence of contaminants • archaeology • unexploded... More
    Opened 14 October 2020
  • Seawick Sea Defences Project - information page

    The Seawick Sea Defences project will reduce flood risk to approximately 1800 static caravans, 343 chalets and 27 other residential properties and 103 non-residential properties within the flood plain. To do this we will place rock armour at the toe of the existing defence. Coronavirus... More
    Opened 28 September 2020
  • Regulation of Rathlin Energy’s West Newton ‘B’ Well Site

    Rathlin Energy plans to carry out drilling and testing of the WNB-1 well at its West Newton ‘B’ well site. Environmental permits in relation to these activities were issued in 2016. They set out legally binding conditions for operation covering emissions, safe storage of waste and crude... More
    Opened 25 September 2020
  • Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created 18 September 2020. Last updated 19 February 2021. 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... More
    Opened 18 September 2020
  • Tadcaster Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) Information Page

    Welcome to the Tadcaster Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on what is happening in Tadcaster, including background information to the recent flooding and a summary of our work to reduce the flood risk to homes,... More
    Opened 26 August 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 easy access to information on the Holderness Drain Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), including background information on flood risk and a summary of our proposals to... More
    Opened 14 August 2020
  • Hurst Spit to Lymington project information page

    Welcome to the Hurst Spit to Lymington Project 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. To be added to the mailing list for this... More
    Opened 29 July 2020
  • 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... More
    Opened 15 July 2020
  • Lower Nazeing Property Flood Resilience

    Updated: 21 August 2020 COVID-19 Update We are aware this is a very uncertain time for everyone and we want to make sure we are putting people’s health and wellbeing first. Therefore all aspects of this project will be guided by the latest government advice. Flood Risk in... More
    Opened 13 July 2020
  • Lowdham

    The village of Lowdham is currently the focus of two Environment Agency projects. One falls under recovery work from recent flood events and involves reinstatement of a flood embankment to its designed level. The other is referred to as a capital project and is focussed on flood storage options... More
    Opened 1 July 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... More
    Opened 5 June 2020
  • FRESH4C’s: Securing freshwater for the Felixstowe Peninsula

    The Environment Agency is working with 11 partners across Europe’s water-stressed coastal regions to trial innovative approaches to securing freshwater resources. Funded through the European Union’s Interreg 2Seas programme which receives financial aid from the European... More
    Opened 3 April 2020
  • Roxby Landfill Information Page

    Roxby Landfill Site – January 2021 Introduction This is the final update in the series which will provide residents with the latest information about our regulation of Roxby Landfill Site. Background We regulate the environmental... More
    Opened 24 March 2020
  • TEAM 2100: Marsh Dykes

    UPDATE – February 2021 Since our November 2020 virtual drop we have started work and successfully installed our temporary site, compound and welfare area. Please see our latest newsletter which will expain what we have done so far and information about the upcoming... More
    Opened 9 March 2020
  • Reducing flooding in Reading and Caversham information page

    How to reduce flooding in north Reading and Lower Caversham. On this webpage you can view detailed information including: Plans, maps and photos that we shared at our February and March 2020 drop-ins. A Feedback report summarising the responses from questionnaires... More
    Opened 26 February 2020
  • Walley’s Quarry Landfill Site, Cemetery Road, Silverdale, Newcastle under Lyme ST56DH

    Walley’s Quarry Landfill Site, Cemetery Road, Silverdale, Newcastle under Lyme ST56DH - Latest News - Update 26 February 2021: In response to increased community concern of odour within Silverdale and the surrounding areas we have installed an Air Quality Monitoring... More
    Opened 3 February 2020
  • Highfields Landfill Site, Walsall Road, Walsall, WS99AH

    Highfields Landfill Site, Walsall Road, Walsall, WS99AH Latest News- Updated February 2021 Odour Over the last couple of months we have seen an increase in reports of odour. We are sorry to hear about the situation you are experiencing.... More
    Opened 3 February 2020
  • Water Resources Priority Catchments

    We have created this page to provide easy access to information on priority catchments. We will be updating this site as the catchment projects and trials progress so please keep checking back for what’s new. Update to content: December 2020: First four priority catchment... More
    Opened 31 January 2020
  • Poplars Cannock information page

    Page created January 2020. Last updated 13 October 2020. Coronavirus: The Environment Agency response We are working hard with Government and other emergency responders on protecting the public and the environment from the effects of Coronavirus. The Environment Agency remains fully... More
    Opened 20 January 2020
  • 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... More
    Opened 1 October 2019
  • Changes in the regulatory framework for abstraction and impoundment licensing - move to Environmental Permitting Regulations

    Coronavirus Update (1st Jun): A response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) The Minister has made the decision to delay the consultation for and implementation of abstraction and impounding licensing moving into the Environmental Permitting Regulations. Therefore Defra... More
    Opened 27 September 2019
  • Removal of Dove Cliff weir - information page

    Page created July 2019. Last updated 20 January 2021. Our contractors, Stonbury, continue to work following current Government Coronavirus guidelines. Archaeological discovery The previous works carried out to isolate the temporary bypass channel resulted in a... More
    Opened 17 July 2019
  • Mereway Weir Replacement

    Updated on: 11 February 2021 Welcome to the Mereway project information webpage. Please click the link below to FAQs at the bottom of the page. FAQs What is currently happening? We are planning to install the fish pass between the Duke of Northumberland and the River Crane... More
    Opened 17 July 2019
  • Grange Landfill Site, Rotherham (Dropping Well Tip) -Information Page

    Welcome to the Grange Landfill Information Page. We have created this page to provide easy 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... More
    Opened 13 June 2019
  • Ouse Washes Section 10 Works information page

    Coronavirus is causing concern across the country for everyone, both personally and professionally. Our key priorities are to protect the health, safety and well-being of our own staff, the public and the businesses and partners we work with; to prevent loss of life and serious harm to... More
    Opened 13 June 2019
  • St. Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (StARR) project

    The St. Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (STARR) project aims to reduce flood risk to over 800 homes and businesses in Par and St. Blazey. The scheme will bring additional benefits to the area by encouraging investment and making the area a better place to work, live and play. We are... More
    Opened 10 June 2019
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