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  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2029
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Gallery

    The first groyne pile going in at Lydd Ranges. The Green Wall track looking west from the Jury’s Gap compound. Timber groynes will be instated to stabilise the beach and new beach material imported via dredger. Emergency works were undertaken... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Environment

    The  Lydd Ranges frontage extends eastwards from Jury’s Gap near Camber in East Sussex and for approximately 8.2km to Dungeness nuclear power station, Kent. The area within and surrounding the Lydd Ranges frontage is of high nature conservation value. This is reflected... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Upcoming works

    July 2021 Timber Groyne Construction. Throughout July: Timber for the groynes will start arriving at the site compound at Jury’s Gap. From mid-July: We expect construction of the groynes to commence with works taking place on the... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Why do we need the scheme?

    The  Lydd Ranges frontage extends from Jury’s Gap near Camber in East Sussex and extends eastwards for approximately 8.2km to Dungeness nuclear power station, Kent. The Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy (FoCES) reports 600 properties at risk of flooding from a... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Timeline

    The site compound is located within the Environment Agency’s existing compound at Jury’s Gap. We have also established a satellite compound at South Brooks, which will reduce some of the activity that otherwise would have taken place at Jury’s Gap. We will be starting works on the beach... More
    Closes 23 July 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme

    Welcome to the Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme information page. Work on the scheme started in July to improve the existing sea defences to reduce the risk of coastal flooding. Once completed it will help better protect this environmentally important area, the Ministry of Defence... More
    Closes 17 July 2025
  • Worlds End Pumping Station project - information page

    The Worlds End Pumping Station project will ensure that the existing level of flood risk protection to over 140 homes in the eastern half of Tilbury is maintained into the future. Background The Tilbury area adjacent to the Thames estuary was once intertidal and has been... More
    Closes 31 March 2025
  • Lower Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page

    Update – June 2021 We continue to review feedback from the online presentation of our updated options earlier in the year and we expect to publish the report on your comments at the end of July. During the 8 week engagement exercise our website received 5,400 hits made by... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Canvey Island southern shoreline revetment project - information page

    This project will maintain the existing high level of tidal flood risk protection to thousands of homes, businesses and infrastructure on Canvey Island into the future. Background We will be renewing and improving the erosion protection on the seaward face of the tidal... More
    Closes 1 November 2024
  • 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 scheme is being... More
    Closes 11 March 2024
  • 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
    Closes 28 February 2024
  • Severn Valley Water Management Scheme

    Last updated: 29 July 2021, next update due: 27 September 2021 1. Water management of the River Severn 2. Background to the water management scheme 3. Proposed scheme details 4. Timescales – What are we doing and when? 5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ... More
    Closes 31 December 2023
  • Information to support the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) permit reviews for Food, Drink and Milk Industries.

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) requires EPR permits to be reviewed within four years of publication of the relevant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BRef) BAT conclusions. The Food, Drink and Milk Industries BRef was published on 4 December 2019. More
    Closes 4 December 2023
  • 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
    Closes 31 May 2023
  • Water for Tomorrow – information page

    Water is a scarce and diminishing resource yet it is essential for all sectors. Future pressures such as climate change and population growth will increase the demand for water and we need to work together with partners, businesses and communities to find long-lasting solutions. ... More
    Closes 31 March 2023
  • Beales Corner, Bewdley, Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created February 2021. Last updated 3 August 2021. Flooding in Beales Corner Bewdley is subject to significant flood risk from the River Severn and has flooded a number of times. The most significant flood events have been in 1947, 1965, 1998, 2000,... More
    Closes 31 March 2023
  • Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme

    This page provides information about the Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme (OtSMRS). We have organised it to include current plans for the scheme (next section, below the newsletters) and a description of proposals developed prior to obtaining planning consent (lower down this... More
    Closes 31 December 2022
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2022
  • Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme

    Page created 18 September 2020. Last updated 26 July 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
    Closes 31 December 2022
  • River basin planning

    Updating the river basin management plans has been delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Environment Agency is aiming to publish draft river basin management plans for consultation in autumn 2021, to co-ordinate with the 3 month consultation on FRMP2. We will inform... More
    Closes 22 December 2022
  • Hardmead Sluice Replacement Project Information Page

    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 Lee valley. Water levels in... More
    Closes 1 December 2022
  • Thorney Island Habitat Creation Scheme Information Page

    Latest Update - June 2021 More Information The results of ground investigations were returned in winter 2020 and the pesticide Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was found in low concentrations in a number of sites across the project area, which was expected. We... More
    Closes 3 October 2022
  • Onshore oil and gas regulation - information page

    The Environment Agency is the environmental regulator for onshore oil and gas operations in England. We ensure that oil and gas operations are carried out in a way that protects people and the environment. We work with a number of regulatory bodies to oversee shale gas exploration in England.... More
    Closes 30 September 2022
  • Information to support the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) permit reviews for the Intensive Rearing of Pigs and Poultry (IRPP) Sector

    The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) requires EPR permits to be reviewed when the relevant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BRef) for the sector is published. The Intensive Rearing of Pigs and Poultry BRef was published in February 2017. The Environment Agency... More
    Closes 22 August 2022
  • 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 view our introductory film on the... More
    Closes 28 July 2022
  • River Slea Flood Resilience Project

    The River Slea arises in the limestone hills to the north east of Grantham, flows in an easterly direction through the town of Sleaford and on towards Cobblers Lock. In the east of the town the river splits to follow the Slea Navigation channel to the north and the original course of the Old... More
    Closes 21 July 2022
  • Lower Witham Flood Resilience Project

    The Lower River Witham catchment is a large area of fenland between Lincoln and Boston. With land levels ranging from only 1 to 4m above sea level, this area would naturally be marshy wetland. A historic legacy of drainage works and embanked watercourses has enabled the highly productive... More
    Closes 21 July 2022
  • Ruislip – Park Wood and Pinn Meadows Flood Partnership

    Updated: 20 July 2021 This webpage is no longer being updated. Please visit our new engagement portal at www.followpinnfloodprojects.com to see what is being done to investigate and manage flood risk across the River Pinn catchment in north-west London. This contains the latest... More
    Closes 22 May 2022
  • Houghton Brook Flood Storage Area Information Page

    Updated 19 March 2021 Please use this page to find out the latest information for our Houghton Brook Flood Storage Area. Project progress We are delighted to announce that our flood storage area on the Houghton Brook is now operational, reducing the risk of flooding to around... More
    Closes 30 April 2022
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