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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

    • 15 October 2014
    • Policy paper

Cumbria and Lancashire (map area 2)

  1. Knott End (Fleetwood) flood risk management scheme

    • 1 February 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Preston and South Ribble flood risk management scheme

    • 1 December 2013
    • Policy paper
  3. Ulverston flood risk management scheme

    • 16 October 2013
    • Policy paper
  4. Croston flood risk management scheme

    • 1 March 2014
    • Policy paper
  5. Jack's Key reservoir flood risk management scheme

    • 1 October 2013
    • Policy paper
  6. Rossall and Anchorsholme flood risk management scheme

    • 1 March 2014
    • 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

    • 1 March 2008
    • Policy paper

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (map area 4)

  1. Nottingham Trent left bank flood alleviation scheme

    • 1 November 2005
    • Policy paper
  2. Leicester flood risk management scheme

    • 27 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Nottingham Left Bank flood risk management scheme

    • 1 January 2014
    • 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

    • 1 March 2008
    • Policy paper

Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire (map area 6)

  1. Northwich flood risk management scheme

    • 1 March 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Salford flood risk management scheme

    • 16 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Warrington flood risk management scheme

    • 1 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  4. Westleigh (Wigan) flood risk management scheme

    • 1 January 2014
    • Policy paper

Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands (map area 7)

  1. River Tame flood risk management strategy

    • 23 May 2011
    • Policy paper
  2. Lower Tame flood risk management scheme

    • 19 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme

    • 27 March 2015
    • Policy paper

Shropshire Herefordshire Worcestershire and Gloucestershire (map area 8)

  1. Kempsey flood risk management scheme

    • 19 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Upton upon Severn flood risk management scheme

    • 19 January 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme

    • 24 June 2015
    • Policy paper

Devon and Cornwall (map area 10)

  1. Dawlish Warren and Exmouth beach management

    • 1 December 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Exe Estuary flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy

    • 24 September 2013
    • Policy paper
  3. Exeter flood defence scheme

    • 3 July 2015
    • 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)

    • 24 June 2014
    • Policy paper

Hertfordshire and North London (map area 13)

  1. River Roding flood risk management scheme

    • 2 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  2. Salmons Brook flood risk management scheme

    • 6 February 2015
    • Policy paper
  3. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • 24 June 2014
    • Policy paper
  4. Vale Brook culvert repairs

    • 7 April 2014
    • Policy paper

West Thames (map area 14)

  1. Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme

    • 23 December 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Newbury flood alleviation scheme

    • 27 November 2014
    • Policy paper
  3. Oxford and Abingdon: reducing flood risk

    • 12 June 2015
    • Policy paper
  4. River Thames Scheme: reducing flood risk from Datchet to Teddington

    • 12 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  5. River Thames weir and lock improvements

    • 11 March 2015
    • Policy paper
  6. Paddle and rymer weir improvements

    • 28 March 2014
    • Policy paper

Solent and South Downs (map area 15)

  1. Lower Tidal River Arun flood risk management scheme

    • 20 June 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Emsworth to East Head flood and coastal risk management scheme

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  3. River Lavant flood alleviation scheme

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  4. Littlehampton Arun East Bank flood risk management scheme

    • 19 February 2015
    • Policy paper
  5. Medmerry coastal flood defence scheme

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  6. Monktonmead flood risk management

    • 18 December 2014
    • Policy paper
  7. Newhaven flood alleviation scheme

    • 8 June 2015
    • Policy paper
  8. Ouse to Seaford Head coastal defence scheme

    • 20 June 2014
    • Policy paper
  9. Pagham Harbour flood and erosion management scheme

    • 2 January 2013
    • Policy paper
  10. Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme

    • 9 June 2015
    • Policy paper
  11. Southampton City Golf Course flood risk management scheme

    • 15 October 2012
    • Policy paper
  12. West Wittering tidal flood defences

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  13. River Wey flood risk management strategy

    • 12 November 2014
    • 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

    • 2 July 2015
    • Policy paper
  2. Deal sea defence scheme

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  3. Folkestone to Cliff End flood risk management strategy

    • 27 February 2015
    • Policy paper
  4. Leigh flood storage area

    • 19 May 2012
    • Policy paper
  5. Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme

    • 3 July 2014
    • Policy paper
  6. Medway Estuary and Swale flood and coastal risk management strategy

    • 10 October 2014
    • Policy paper
  7. Rother Tidal Walls East flood risk management strategy

    • 27 February 2015
    • Policy paper
  8. Sandwich Town tidal defences

    • 15 May 2015
    • Policy paper
  9. Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

    • 24 June 2014
    • Policy paper
  10. Upper Mole flood alleviation scheme

    • 24 June 2014
    • Policy paper