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  • 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 January 2020
  • Information on Cuadrilla's Preston New Road Site

    Regulation of Cuadrilla's Site at Preston New Road We will regularly update this page with information we receive through our audits, site inspections, check monitoring and sampling work. The latest information can be found using the links under the heading 'Related Documents'. This includes... More
    Closes 31 January 2020
  • Information on Clayton Hall Landfill Site, Whittle le Woods, Lancashire

    We have created this page to provide easy access to information on Clayton Hall Landfill Site. This information includes air quality monitoring data results. The Environment Agency is part of a multi-agency group that has been set up in response to the odours from Clayton Hall Landfill... More
    Closes 7 February 2020
  • Lower River Lee (Lea) Environmental Management Incident Notifications

    You can now sign up to receive email notifications of significant and major environmental incidents in your area of the Lower River Lee (see map below). This can be for more than one area of interest, just fill out the form at the bottom of this page . We will aim to issue key... More
    Closes 2 March 2020
  • 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 11 July 2019- next update due 30 September 2019 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 on... 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Ruislip – Park Wood and Pinn Meadows Flood Partnership

    Updated: 31 July 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,... 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
  • Removal of Dove Cliff weir - information page

    Page created July 2019. Next update due September 2019. Background We are working to restore the River Dove 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... More
    Closes 30 June 2020
  • Mereway Weir Replacement

    Updated on: 21 August 2019 Welcome to the Mereway project information webpage. Please click the links below to an overview of the project and the FAQs. Overview FAQs Upcoming Event: Tuesday 3 September Overview We are planning to... More
    Closes 17 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
  • 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
  • Humber 2100+

    Take part in our survey! We want to know what people around the Humber think about tidal flooding and to understand local views and priorities. To do this, we have launched a survey that will take place during September. The online survey takes approx 10 minutes to complete and will... More
    Closes 1 January 2021
  • 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
  • Property Flood Resilience

    What is PFR? Property Flood Resilience involves modifying existing properties to reduce the chance of water entering the building. It is also important to reduce the impact of flooding should water get inside. The aim is to ensure that damage is minimised and you can get back in to your home... 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
  • The Long Term Plan

    We are currently in the process of updating our webpages to make it easier for you to find the information you need. This page will be updated within the next few weeks. If you cannot find what you are looking for or have a specific query for the team, please contact us at... More
    Closes 31 December 2021
  • The Bishopthorpe, Naburn & Acaster Malbis Flood Cells

    The purpose of this page is to provide information on the following flood cells: Bishopthorpe Naburn Acaster Malbis The Bishopthorpe Flood Cell Records from recent flood events and our modelling shows the risk from flooding is greatest along a stretch of Bishopthorpe... More
    Closes 31 December 2021
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