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  • Gloucester Rivers Improvement Project - River Twyver and Sud Brook

    Part of this project is part-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds Working together, Gloucester City Council, the Environment Agency and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are beginning a three year project seeking to improve water quality and reduce flood... More
    Closes 31 March 2020
  • Burton Flood Risk Management Scheme Information

    Updated 10 January 2020- next update due 3 April 2020 Background Burton is entwined with the River Trent, its history is fundamentally linked to the river and its growth has depended on it. Before the defences were built flood events regularly impacted... More
    Closes 31 March 2020
  • Feedback on Yorkshire Area Information Pages

    We are using Citizen Space on-line pages as a way to keep you informed about some of the significant issues and works going on in your local area. Each page we create is unique in the issue it covers, and the level of involvement sought. Some are purely for information, while others will seek... More
    Closes 31 March 2020
  • Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme Information Page

    Ponteland has experienced flooding from the River Pont in previous years. In order to mitigate against flood risk, the Environment Agency maintains a range of assets in the area, such as flood walls, flood embankments and pumping stations. What have we done so far? We have been... More
    Closes 1 April 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
    Closes 7 April 2020
  • Challenges and Choices

    We urgently need to protect and improve our waters and find a better balance that meets the needs of people and nature. Water keeps us alive, drives our economy and sustains wildlife. Our rivers, lakes, canals, coasts and groundwater, and the essential services they... More
    Closes 24 April 2020
  • Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon Flood Alleviation Scheme – information page

    We are currently working on a scheme to reduce the flood risk to properties and communities in the villages of Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon. We now have a design for the proposed scheme and we would like to ask for your comments and feedback. We held public drop-in events on Wednesday 22... More
    Closes 1 May 2020
  • Information on INEOS Upstream Limited’s exploration sites

    Information on INEOS Upstream Limited’s exploration sites The Environment Agency is the environmental regulator for onshore oil and gas operations in England. We ensure that people and the environment remain protected by requiring operators to hold environmental permits that set out... More
    Closes 1 May 2020
  • Ruislip – Park Wood and Pinn Meadows Flood Partnership

    Updated: 18 December 2019 Background Communities in the River Pinn catchment have experienced flooding several times. According to our records, flooding has affected different parts of the catchment in 1947, 1968, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2002, 2009, 2012, 2013,... More
    Closes 22 May 2020
  • Third Energy - Kirby Misperton (KM8 well) information page

    Regulation of Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton (KM8 well) site Third Energy plans to carry out hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at its KM8 well site. We have previously consulted on their applications for the environmental permits required. These were issued in April 2016. They set out... More
    Closes 31 May 2020
  • Graveney Flood Alleviation Scheme

    We have identified more than 700 properties at risk of flooding in and around Graveney. We are working with both Croydon and Lambeth Councils to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce this risk to 340 homes along the River Graveney and Norbury Brook. Project Update - November... More
    Closes 29 June 2020
  • Removal of Dove Cliff weir - information page

    Page created July 2019. Last updated December 2019. Background We are removing Dove Cliff weir to improve biodiversity and improve fish passage through the entire Dove catchment. Dove Cliff weir was structurally assessed in 2016 and sections were found to be in a poor condition.... More
    Closes 30 June 2020
  • Poplars Cannock information page

    Page created January 2020. Last updated January 2020. Background We are sorry to hear that residents are experiencing problems with odour in the local area. Please be assured that we are working constantly with the operator, Biffa Waste Services Ltd, to resolve these issues. We... More
    Closes 30 June 2020
  • Mereway Weir Replacement

    Updated on: 17 January 2020 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 currently preparing for the main weir replacement works which... More
    Closes 17 July 2020
  • Grange Landfill Site, Rotherham (Dropping Well Tip) -Information Page

    The Environment Agency is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs We were established in 1996 and work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. Within... More
    Closes 20 July 2020
  • Removal of previously exempt water abstraction activities - new authorisations

    Historically, taking water from the environment for certain uses and from certain sources could be done without an abstraction licence. We called these ‘exempt activities’. From the 1 January 2018, new regulations came into effect which mean most of these previously exempt... More
    Closes 31 July 2020
  • Building collaboration through engagement to manage flood and coastal erosion risk – project information page

    We know climate change is going to increase flood or coastal erosion risk for many communities. There will be some places where the current ways to manage risk will not work in the long term, and alternative, more sustainable options will be needed. We need to work closely with those... More
    Closes 31 August 2020
  • 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 2020
  • Ouse Washes Section 10 Works information page

    Aerial view of the Ouse Washes flooded The purpose of this page is to provide information on how the Environment Agency maintains the protection from flood risk for homes and businesses along the Ouse Washes and how it complies with the Reservoirs Act 1975. T h e Ou se W as h e s... More
    Closes 30 October 2020
  • The River Roding Project information page

    Updated December 2019 Welcome to The River Roding Project information page This page provides a summary of our work to reduce the flooding to homes, businesses and infrastructure in the Woodford and Ilford areas (North East London), as well as how we plan to improve the River Roding for... More
    Closes 31 October 2020
  • Tinker Lane

    Regulation at IGas' site at Tinker Lane The environmental permit was issued in November 2016. It sets out conditions for operations covering surface water, safe storage of waste and noise from mining waste activities. Exploratory drilling began on site in November 2018 and was completed on... More
    Closes 18 December 2020
  • Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme

    This page provides a summary of proposals for the Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme. Please take a few minutes to watch our video which explains what the project is about: What’s proposed: The Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment Scheme is a joint... More
    Closes 31 December 2020
  • Regulation at IGas' site at Springs Road, Misson

    The environmental permit was issued in June 2016. It sets out conditions for operations covering surface and groundwater protection, safe storage of waste and noise from mining waste activities. Exploratory drilling began on the 22 January 2019 and was completed in late March 2019. ... More
    Closes 28 January 2021
  • 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 25 February 2021
  • Reading and Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme - documents page

    The Environment Agency is working with partners, to find ways to reduce flooding from the River Thames in north Reading and Lower Caversham. This webpage contains links to our maps, drawings and information we shared at our December 2018 public drop-ins. For an overview... More
    Closes 27 February 2021
  • Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme Information Page

    The Exmouth Tidal Defence Scheme is a £12 million scheme to improve flood defences in Exmouth. The Environment Agency is working in partnership with East Devon District Council to deliver the scheme which will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to over 1,400 residential and 400 commercial... More
    Closes 31 March 2021
  • Humber: Hull Frontage Flood Defence Improvements - Information Page

    The Humber: Hull Frontage scheme is a £42 million flood defence scheme to upgrade the defences along the edge of the Humber Estuary to protect the city of Hull from tidal flooding. The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the estuary for 113,000 properties. It will upgrade tidal... More
    Closes 31 March 2021
  • 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 is... More
    Closes 22 December 2021
  • The Foss Barrier Information Page

    The purpose of this page is to provide information on how upgrades to the Foss Barrier in York are progressing. On Boxing Day 2015 the city of York experienced exceptional flooding, affecting over 600 homes and businesses across the city. The volume of water in the Foss catchment was... More
    Closes 31 December 2021
  • York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) Information page

    The rivers Ouse and Foss flowing through York have been instrumental in the city’s success, providing first a defensive role for the Roman settlers, then an artery for trade and industrial growth as the city expanded. Our relationship with the rivers has not been without problems. Throughout... More
    Closes 31 December 2021
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