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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

Cumbria and Lancashire (map area 2)

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

Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (map area 4)

  1. Northwich flood risk management scheme
  2. Salford flood risk management scheme
  3. Warrington flood risk management scheme
  4. Westleigh (Wigan) flood risk management scheme

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

East Midlands (map area 6)

  1. Nottingham Left Bank flood risk management scheme
  2. Nottingham Trent left bank flood alleviation scheme
  3. Leicester flood risk management scheme

West Midlands (map area 7)

  1. Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme
  2. Kempsey flood risk management scheme
  3. Lower Tame flood risk management scheme
  4. Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme
  5. River Tame flood risk management strategy
  6. Upton upon Severn flood risk management scheme

Wessex (map area 8)

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

  1. Dawlish Warren beach management scheme
  2. Exe Estuary flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy
  3. Exeter flood defence scheme
  4. Starcross and Cockwood tidal defence scheme
  5. Totnes: reducing the risk of flooding

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)

Thames (map area 11)

  1. Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme
  2. Newbury flood alleviation scheme
  3. River Thames weir and lock improvements
  4. Paddle and rymer weir improvements
  5. Slough flood alleviation scheme

Hertfordshire and North London (map area 12)

  1. A120 (Little Hadham) bypass and flood alleviation scheme
  2. River Roding Flood Risk Management Strategy
  3. Salmons Brook flood risk management scheme
  4. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)
  5. Vale Brook culvert repairs

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
  2. Deal sea defence scheme
  3. Folkestone to Cliff End flood risk management strategy
  4. Leigh flood storage area
  5. Medway Estuary and Swale flood and coastal risk management strategy
  6. Rother Tidal Walls East flood risk management strategy
  7. Sandwich Town tidal defences
  8. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)
  9. Upper Mole flood alleviation scheme

Solent and South Downs (map area 14)

  1. Arun to Pagham flood risk strategy
  2. Elmer flood and coastal erosion risk management scheme
  3. Emsworth to East Head flood and coastal risk management scheme
  4. Littlehampton Arun East Bank flood risk management scheme
  5. Lower Tidal River Arun flood risk management scheme
  6. Medmerry coastal flood defence scheme
  7. Monktonmead flood risk management
  8. Newhaven flood alleviation scheme
  9. Ouse to Seaford Head coastal defence scheme
  10. Pagham Harbour flood and erosion management scheme
  11. River Lavant flood alleviation scheme
  12. River Wey: reducing flood risk
  13. Romsey flood alleviation scheme
  14. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme: how the scheme will work
  15. Southampton City Golf Course flood risk management scheme
  16. West Wittering tidal flood defences
Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 5 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Elmer flood scheme.
  2. Added Romsey flood scheme to collection.
  3. Totnes: reducing the risk of flooding page added to collection.
  4. Arun to Pagham flood risk strategy added 7 October 2015
  5. Slough scheme added to West Thames.
  6. Updated July 2015 - Added A120 (Little Hadham) Bypass.
  7. Addition of paper for 'A120 (Little Hadham) Bypass and Flood Alleviation Scheme' to Hertfordshire and North London.
  8. New scheme added.
  9. Added Monktonmead scheme to Solent and South Downs area.
  10. New scheme added.
  11. Poole flood and coastal risk management strategy added to Wessex group.
  12. Medway and Swale Estuary strategy added.
  13. A map was added and the collection re-ordered to aid navigation.
  14. Added new scheme: Broomhill Sands coastal defence scheme.
  15. Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme added. Upper Mole flood alleviation scheme added.
  16. Added link to Humber strategy.
  17. First published.