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Flood and coastal erosion risk management: current schemes and strategies

These documents give information about some of the local schemes and strategies to manage flood and coastal erosion risk in England.

The Environment Agency considers a wide range of different measures to address the flood and coastal erosion risk to communities and property. The measures needed for each location are considered on a case by case basis. Some of the measures that may be considered include:

  • building flood and coastal defences
  • flood storage reservoirs
  • land management
  • portable defences

The strategies and schemes are grouped by the geographic areas the Environment Agency operates from.

A map showing the geographic areas of the Environment Agency’s operations

Northumberland, Durham and Tees (map area 1)

  1. Morpeth scheme: reducing the risk of flooding

    • Policy paper

Cumbria and Lancashire (map area 2)

  1. Knott End (Fleetwood) flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Preston and South Ribble flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Ulverston flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  4. Croston flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  5. Jack's Key reservoir flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  6. Rossall and Anchorsholme flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

Yorkshire (map area 3)

Please note the document ‘Humber flood risk management strategy’ covers areas in both the Yorkshire Area (map area 3) and the Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire Area (map area 5).

  1. Humber flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (map area 4)

  1. Nottingham Trent left bank flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Leicester flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Nottingham Left Bank flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire (map area 5)

Please note the document ‘Humber flood risk management strategy’ covers areas in both the Yorkshire Area (map area 3) and the Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire Area (map area 5).

  1. Humber flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper

Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (map area 6)

  1. Northwich flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Salford flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Warrington flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  4. Westleigh (Wigan) flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands (map area 7)

  1. River Tame flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper
  2. Lower Tame flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

Shropshire Herefordshire Worcestershire and Gloucestershire (map area 8)

  1. Kempsey flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Upton upon Severn flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

Devon and Cornwall (map area 10)

  1. Dawlish Warren beach management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Exe Estuary flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy

    • Policy paper
  3. Exeter flood defence scheme

    • Policy paper

Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk (map area 12)

Please note the document ‘Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)’ covers areas in both the Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk Area (map area 12), the Hertfordshire and North London Area (map area 13), and the Kent and South London Area (map area 16).

  1. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • Policy paper

Hertfordshire and North London (map area 13)

  1. A120 (Little Hadham) Bypass and Flood Alleviation Scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. River Roding Flood Risk Management Strategy

    • Policy paper
  3. Salmons Brook flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  4. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • Policy paper
  5. Vale Brook culvert repairs

    • Policy paper

West Thames (map area 14)

  1. Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Newbury flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Oxford and Abingdon: reducing flood risk

    • Policy paper
  4. River Thames Scheme: reducing flood risk from Datchet to Teddington

    • Policy paper
  5. River Thames weir and lock improvements

    • Policy paper
  6. Paddle and rymer weir improvements

    • Policy paper
  7. Slough flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper

Solent and South Downs (map area 15)

  1. Lower Tidal River Arun flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Emsworth to East Head flood and coastal risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. River Lavant flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  4. Littlehampton Arun East Bank flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  5. Medmerry coastal flood defence scheme

    • Policy paper
  6. Monktonmead flood risk management

    • Policy paper
  7. Newhaven flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  8. Ouse to Seaford Head coastal defence scheme

    • Policy paper
  9. Pagham Harbour flood and erosion management scheme

    • Policy paper
  10. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme

    • Policy paper
  11. Southampton City Golf Course flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  12. West Wittering tidal flood defences

    • Policy paper
  13. River Wey flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper

Kent and South London (map area 16)

The document ‘Thames estuary 2100 (TE2100)’ covers areas in both the Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk Area (map area 12) and the Kent and South London Area (map area 16).

  1. Broomhill Sands coastal defence scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Deal sea defence scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Folkestone to Cliff End flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper
  4. Leigh flood storage area

    • Policy paper
  5. Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  6. Medway Estuary and Swale flood and coastal risk management strategy

    • Policy paper
  7. Rother Tidal Walls East flood risk management strategy

    • Policy paper
  8. Sandwich Town tidal defences

    • Policy paper
  9. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • Policy paper
  10. Upper Mole flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper