Flood risk management plans 2021 to 2027

Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) set out how organisations, stakeholders and communities will work together to manage flood risk in England.

Flood risk management plans for England to cover the period from 2021 - 2027.

These strategic plans explain the objectives and the measures (actions) needed to manage flood risk at a national and local level.

National measures that apply to all river basin districts are described in the national overview (part a).

Measures that apply to specific river basin districts and their flood risk areas are described in the 10 local flood risk management plans (part b).

Use the interactive tool flood plan explorer to see detailed measure information in each river basin district.


We worked together with LLFAs and risk management authorities (RMAs) to produce the latest plans. A public consultation of the draft plans was held from October 2021 to January 2022. The consultation feedback was compiled in two documents: a summary of responses and a ‘you said, we did’ document to show how comments were addressed in the final plans.

FRMPs must be reviewed by the Environment Agency and lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) every 6 years. This is a requirement of the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

The first FRMPs were published in March 2016 and can be found on the National Archives.

National overview documents

Flood risk management plans

Flood risk management plans in Scotland

Flood risk management plans in Wales

River basin management plans

River basin management plans (RBMPs) aim to enhance nature and the natural water assets that are the foundation of everyone’s wealth, health and wellbeing. The plans summarise measures that will help nature to recover and adapt to future climate impacts.

The proposed updated RBMPs set out the environmental objectives for the water environment and a high-level summary of the measures needed to achieve those objectives. The plans summarise billions of pounds that will be invested in the water environment to 2027.

Published 12 December 2022