Medway Estuary and Swale Strategy

Closed 5 Feb 2018

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Results Updated 7 Feb 2018

This consultation has ended.

We are now reviewing the responses we have received. We will use them to inform our preferred management options and help shape the strategy.

The Medway Estuary and Swale Strategy will be finalised and published during summer 2018.

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Flooding is a risk currently facing communities and landowners in the low-lying areas around Swale and the Medway Estuary.

We have developed the Medway Estuary and Swale Strategy (MEASS) to manage the risks from flood and coastal erosion over the next 100 years.

The Strategy will cover the Medway Estuary, Medway Towns to Stoke, Sittingbourne, Conyer, Faversham, and the Isle of Sheppey.



Why We Are Consulting

We are keen to hear your views on the proposed flood and coastal management options. We want to make sure we have captured all information before finalising the strategy.

We will use the information from the consulation responses to inform our preferred management options and help shape the strategy.



  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • Government family organisations
  • IDBs
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • Drainage associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups


  • Flood management
  • Coastal management