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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.

View the map showing the geographic areas of the Environment Agency’s operations.

North East (map area 1)

  1. Morpeth scheme: reducing the risk of flooding

    • Policy paper

Cumbria and Lancashire (map area 2)

  1. Croston flood risk management scheme

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

    • Policy paper
  3. Knott End (Fleetwood) flood risk management scheme

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

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

    • Policy paper
  6. Ulverston 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

Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (map area 4)

  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

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

East Midlands (map area 6)

  1. Nottingham Left Bank flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Nottingham Trent left bank flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Leicester flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper

West Midlands (map area 7)

  1. Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Kempsey flood risk management scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. Lower Tame flood risk management scheme

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

    • Policy paper
  5. River Tame flood risk management strategy

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

    • Policy paper

Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (map area 9)

  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
  4. Starcross and Cockwood tidal defence scheme

    • Policy paper
  5. Totnes: reducing the risk of flooding

    • Policy paper

East Anglia (map area 10)

Please note the document ‘Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)’ covers areas in both the East Anglian (map area 10) and the Kent, South London and East Sussex Area (map area 13).

  1. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • Policy paper

Thames (map area 11)

  1. Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  2. Newbury flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  3. River Thames weir and lock improvements

    • Policy paper
  4. Paddle and rymer weir improvements

    • Policy paper
  5. Slough flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper

Hertfordshire and North London (map area 12)

  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

Kent, South London and East Sussex (map area 13)

The document ‘Thames estuary 2100 (TE2100)’ covers areas in both the East Anglia Area (map area 10) and the Kent, South London and East Sussex Area (map area 13).

  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

Solent and South Downs (map area 14)

  1. Arun to Pagham flood risk strategy

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

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

    • Policy paper
  4. Lower Tidal River Arun 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. River Lavant flood alleviation scheme

    • Policy paper
  11. River Wey: reducing flood risk

    • Policy paper
  12. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme

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

    • Policy paper
  14. West Wittering tidal flood defences

    • Policy paper