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  • 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... More
    Opened 25 May 2022
  • Tidal River Thames Citizens' Jury on Rethinking Water

    The Rethinking Water Citizens’ Jury was organised by the Environment Agency and a Local Advisory Group, working with the Involve Foundation ; an independent charity, who acted as the main point of contact for jury members throughout the process. The jury, which took place in... More
    Opened 23 May 2022
  • Swan Draw Dock Information Page

    Background Swan Draw Dock is on the northern shore of the River Thames in Hammersmith and Fulham. The draw dock forms part of the River Thames and protects the local community from flooding. The eastern and northern walls of the draw dock are now at the end of their serviceable life and... More
    Opened 13 May 2022
  • Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme

    This web page has been set up to share information about the Sanway-Byfleet Flood Alleviation Scheme. We welcome your feedback and questions on our proposals via our online survey or by using the contact details on the right-hand side of this page. The survey will be open from 12 May 2022 to... More
    Opened 12 May 2022
  • River Wye Water Quality

    Welcome to this information page which explains the Environment Agency’s analysis, activities and plans to improve water quality, reduce excess nutrients, and help improve environments in the Wye and Lugg river catchments. Whilst this focuses on the Environment Agency’s work, there are... More
    Opened 5 April 2022
  • Stanstead Sluice Replacement Project Information Page

    Introduction The waterways in the Lower Lee valley include the River Lee Navigation, Old River Lea, and the Lee Flood Relief Channel (LFRC). The LFRC was built between 1949 and 1977 and is designed to carry flood water to reduce the likelihood of flooding in the Lower... More
    Opened 4 April 2022
  • Loughborough Information Page

    Update - Sept 2022 Jacksons Civil Engineering have completed ground investigations surveys on our behalf to inform options to reduce flood risk in Loughborough. The work took place at Nanpantan Reservoir and on land adjacent to the Moat brook. It lasted two weeks and the team used... More
    Opened 8 February 2022
  • Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Embankment Road (Bembridge) project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The... More
    Opened 27 January 2022
  • Ventnor Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Ventnor undercliff – Ventnor town has been developed on terraces created by relic landslides Welcome to the Ventnor Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Ventnor project,... More
    Opened 27 January 2022
  • Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Shanklin project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this site... More
    Opened 27 January 2022
  • Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Information Page. The Environment Agency have created this page to provide easy access to information on the Yaverland project, one of four priority coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. The Environment Agency will be updating this... More
    Opened 27 January 2022
  • Isle of Wight Coastal Defence Schemes Information Page

    Welcome and overview Embankment Road (Bembridge) Coastal Defence Scheme Yaverland Coastal Defence Scheme Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Ventnor Coastal Defence Scheme Welcome to the Isle of Wight Coastal Defence Schemes Information Page. The... More
    Opened 27 January 2022
  • Roxby Landfill Information Page

    We are pleased to be bringing you the latest Environment Agency update on our compliance work at Roxby Landfill operated by Biffa Waste Services Ltd. Our Commitment As part of our regulation of the site, we continue to carry out air quality/odour assessments during... More
    Opened 20 January 2022
  • Barton to New Holland Flood Alleviation Scheme

    For a long time flooding has been a cause for concern for the communities between Barton and New Holland. On the 5 December 2013, the East Coast experienced its most significant tidal surge since 1953. Approximately 40 residential properties, 15 commercial/recreational and 1 school were... More
    Opened 19 January 2022
  • River Wharfe and Ilkley bathing water site information page

    Welcome to the River Wharfe and Ilkley bathing water site information page River Wharfe catchment The River Wharfe and its tributaries flow from the headwaters in the Yorkshire Dales National Park down to its confluence with the River Ouse near Cawood. Along... More
    Opened 7 January 2022
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme

    Welcome to our information pages for the Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme. Site pages Scheme Overview (please continue reading below) Pollution of rivers by metals in the Tyne catchment Preventing pollution in the Nent and South Tyne Diffuse... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Project Timeline

    What are the next steps for the Nenthead scheme? During 2022 – share progress on the planning application and “detailed” design with the public and other stakeholders, and invite comments. It is unlikely that we will have more information to share with the public until... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Supporting Reports and Surveys

    We have completed a number of investigations to help us better understand the need for a scheme and the potential impacts of a treatment scheme on the local area, wildlife and environment. We have also included documents that show the design process. Reports that refer to site 101 are those... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Diffuse Pollution Interventions

    Some of the river pollution is caused by water running across the site and washing metals out of the old mining waste. Surface water management We are also looking into how we can limit diffuse pollution by improving how surface water moves around the site in streams and... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • Nenthead Mine Water Treatment Scheme - Preventing Pollution in the Nent and South Tyne

    There are two types of pollution that need to be addressed to improve the water quality of the Rivers Nent and South Tyne. We need to tackle: point sources of pollution which involves removing dissolved metals from mine water before it reaches the watercourses and, diffuse sources... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 31 December 2021
  • Hexham Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Hexham Flood Alleviation Scheme We have developed a scheme to reduce the flood risk posed by the River Tyne and Skinnersburn to businesses and residents at the Bridge End and Tyne Mills Industrial Estates. The scheme defences are a combination of flood... More
    Opened 18 November 2021
  • Greyfriars Community Flood Scheme

    Page created 15 December 2021, last updated 31 March 2022 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,... More
    Opened 15 November 2021
  • East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme Information Page

    Welcome to the East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme Information Page. We have created this page to provide easy access to information on the East Cowes Flood Risk Management Scheme, one of a number of coastal defence projects on the Isle of Wight. We will be updating this... More
    Opened 8 November 2021
  • Colwick (Holme Sluices) Fish Pass Information Page

    September 2022 We have completed all the sheet piling works and are now excavating the areas for the fish pass and continuing the concrete capping beam works. Source: Environment Agency Source: Environment Agency June 2022 The... More
    Opened 20 September 2021
  • Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme

    We have a new website for the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Management Scheme. For the latest up to date information on the project, please visit www.pevenseyandeastbournecoast.co.uk . Welcome to the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme information... More
    Opened 13 September 2021
  • Corsham Flood Risk Management Improvements on the Byde Mill Brook Information Page

    The Byde Mill Brook currently flows through a culvert (pipe) underneath many properties in Corsham. The amount of water it can hold is limited and, due to its age, is in need of repair. This summer (2021) we have begun work on considering flood management options for the Byde... More
    Opened 13 September 2021
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