Ponteland Flood Alleviation Scheme Consultation

Closed 22 Feb 2019

Opened 15 Jan 2019

Feedback expected 14 May 2019

Results Updated 13 Jun 2019

We have now published a report consultation feedback report, which includes commentary on how comments are being used to shape the Ponteland Flood Scheme project.

The latest information information about the Ponteland Flood Scheme is available on our online information page here



We are consulting on the proposed list of options for reducing flood risk in Ponteland.

Following the consultation, we will use this information combined with other factors such as technical constraints, landowner views and economics to help us select either a single preferred option or a combination of options to then implement.

Responding to this consultation

Information is provided throughout the online tool which you access by clicking on the Respond online link below. The consultation document, supporting information and response form are listed in the Related section at the bottom of this page. Should you experience any difficulties accessing the documents please email Vanessa Collins at enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting early to give people the opportunity to share their views on the list of potential options, as well as to share information about Ponteland that we may not already have.

We would also like to get further information on the potential environmental or recreational opportunities we could provide as part of the scheme.

In addition we want your ideas on how we can manage various parts of the scheme such as materials management, funding and construction.

What Happens Next

Throughout the consultation we will look to make all comments (excluding personal information) publicly available on the Environment Agency’s online consultation portal. This includes comments received online, by email, and by post, unless you have specifically requested that we keep your response confidential. We will not publish names of individuals who respond, but we will publish the name of the organisation for those responses made on behalf of organisations.

If you respond online or provide us with an email address, we will acknowledge your response. After the consultation has closed a summary of the responses will be published on our website. We will contact you to let you know when this is available. We will also notify you of any forthcoming consultations unless you tell us otherwise.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we may be required to publish your response to this consultation, but will not include any personal information. If you have requested your response to be kept confidential, we may still be required to provide a summary of it.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Flood management