Fleet Flood Alleviation Scheme: Reducing the risk of flooding in Fleet

Closes 27 Jul 2026

Opened 27 Jul 2023


We are developing ideas to reduce the risk of flooding in Fleet and Church Crookham from rivers and surface water. 

We are carrying out this work in partnership with Local Authorities and community groups in Fleet.

The scheme does not yet have all the relevant permissions and funding to proceed. We are checking that proposals are cost effective, are buildable and do not adversely impact the environment. It cannot go ahead without the support of the community and partners. 

If you have any feedback about the proposals on this web page please download the feedback form  and email it to THM.schemes@environment-agency.gov.uk

How often has Fleet flooded in the past?

Are you at risk of flooding?

You can search for your location by visiting Check the long term flood risk for an area in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)  You can use this service to find out the long term flood risk for an area in England and the possible causes of flooding such as rivers, surface water (rainfall) and reservoirs.

Please note that this service does not tell you how likely it is that an individual property will flood. It will not tell you about flood risk from sources such as blocked drains and burst pipes. 

What kind of solutions are we considering?

We are working with partners and other organisations to reduce the risk of flooding from the two main watercourses in Fleet. These are the Fleet Brook and the streams that flow into it and the Sandy Lane Ditch. 

We are looking at options to :

  • make the properties at the highest risk of flooding more resistant to flood water. This is known as Property Flood Resilience
  • create natural flood management measures such as storing flood water in local woodland and green spaces
  • store surface water (rain water) in local green spaces and redirect it slowly back into the watercourses

What is Property Flood Resilience

Further information can also be found Be Flood Smart | Flood Protection | Flood Re and Blue Pages

Property Flood Resilience measures help to reduce the impact of flood water to your property. Some resistance measures such as self closing airbricks and special flood doors are shown here. They are designed to keep out as much water from your property as possible. 

Other measures can be installed by property owners who may experience frequent flooding, for example every winter. These are known as recoverability measures. These measures include waterproof tiling and grout and elevating electric sockets.


(image courtesy of Whitehouse Construction Co. Ltd)

Natural flood measures that could help in Fleet

These options could potentially be implemented by partners. 

Why your views matter

Timeline for next steps for this flood alleviation scheme

Autumn 2023: Further community briefings 

Spring 2024: Surveys

Summer 2024: Community engagement events and consultation

2025: The earliest we could install agreed solutions

We want to work with partner organisations and the wider community to achieve the best outcomes for the area.

We want to engage with the community to seek comments and feedback.

Proposals such as Property Flood Resilience measures can only go ahead if we have full support from property owners.  

If you have feedback download the form at the bottom of this page and email it to thm.schemes@environment-agency.gov.uk

If you have comments or a question please email us: thm.schemes@environment-agency.gov.uk

Sign up for our free flood warnings

You can sign up for flood warnings. These warn of the risk of flooding from rivers. You’ll be alerted by phone, email or text when flooding is expected.


You can use the QR code to sign up to our flood warning service or alternatively call Floodline on 0345 988 1188​

The best way to protect yourself from flooding is to know what to do in advance.

Make a personal flood plan for your household to help you plan ahead for flooding.

Have you experienced flooding in Fleet?

We need your feedback

Have you experienced any flooding? Please email your photos along with location and dates to thm.schemes@environment-agency.gov.uk


  • Information Display: The Harlington

    From 1 Aug 2023 at 10:00 to 3 Aug 2023 at 17:30

    A display board to give the community more information about what we are considering to reduce the risk of flooding in Fleet

  • Public drop in, The Harlington

    From 3 Aug 2023 at 09:00 to 3 Aug 2023 at 17:30

    To accompany the display board staff from the Environment Agency and Hart District Council will be present to answer your questions and hear your feedback about flooding


  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Government family organisations
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues
  • Environment Agency colleagues
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Risk Management Authorities
  • Flood Resilience Forums
  • Members of the public
  • Town and parish councils
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committees
  • Engagement specialists/operational staff in Natural Resources Wales, local authorities and other risk management authorities


  • Flood management
  • Water resources
  • Drought
  • Habitats and wildlife
  • Environmental permitting
  • Specific projects, issues, or activity pages