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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
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • 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
    Closes 29 September 2028
  • Severn Valley Water Management Scheme

    Last updated: September 2022, next update due: December 2022 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 2027
  • 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
    Closes 1 September 2027
  • River basin planning

    Water is a precious resource that we can’t live without, from supplying drinking water and supporting fisheries to providing an essential resource to business and agriculture, and a source of recreation. Water pollution and drought threaten these things. Therefore, it... More
    Closes 22 April 2027
  • 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
    Closes 25 May 2026
  • 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 31 October 2025
  • West London Communities Information Page

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    Closes 30 September 2025
  • Lydd Ranges Sea Defences Scheme - Gallery

    November 2021: The groyne installation progress and finished works for the year. The barge taking shingle to the beach as part of the interim beach nourishment. Work gets underway on the Lydd Ranges Scheme ... 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

    November 2022 update We have made good progress this year by removing the topsoil and existing vegetation along the earth embankment to enable the start of the installation of terramesh (a modular system that forms rock faced reinforced soil walls). We have also completed 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
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Updates

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates Page 4 – Your Questions Latest News Planning Application Submitted The planning application for the scheme has been submitted to Oxfordshire County Council as the local... More
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Frequently Asked Questions

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates Page 4 – Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Click on a topic below to be taken to that section. Environment and wildlife Recreation and public access ... More
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • 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
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Background and benefits

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates 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... More
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Welcome

    Page 1 – Welcome Page 2 – Background and benefits Page 3 – Updates Page 4 – Your Questions Introducing the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme What is the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme? The Oxford Flood Alleviation... More
    Closes 31 January 2025
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • Lower Mole Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page

    Update - February 2022 update We are writing to update you on work we are carrying out on the Lower Mole. In our November 2021 update newsletter, we mentioned that our project team were working through a number of potential mitigations that address concerns raised by the local... More
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
  • 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
    Closes 31 December 2024
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