Policy paper

Exeter flood defence scheme

How the Environment Agency, Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are working together to reduce flood risk in Exeter.

Applies to England


Exeter flood defence scheme


This document explains how the Exeter flood defence scheme project will reduce flood risk to more than 3,000 homes and businesses in Exeter. The project is managed by the Environment Agency with support from project partners Exeter City Council and Devon County Council.

Published 5 March 2014
Last updated 2 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Phases 1 and 2 of the Exeter flood defence scheme project are now complete, but minor work is taking place to make operation and maintenance activities safer, quicker and easier in the future.

  2. Update on scheme - phase 1 complete.

  3. Information on phase updated as building work begins June 2016.

  4. Information on phase 2 of the scheme updated.

  5. Planning permission for phase 2 of the Exeter flood defence scheme was gained on 29 June 2015.

  6. Information added about Environment Agency's work at Duck's Marsh, and lowering water levels.

  7. Planning application for phase 2 of the Exeter flood defence scheme has been submitted.

  8. Latest news added.

  9. Community engagement section updated with links to exhibition material used at recent public exhibitions.

  10. Public exhibitions have been held, therefore page updated, and feedback form added.

  11. Work on phase 1 of the Exeter flood defence scheme is due to start August 2014 - page updated accordingly.

  12. First published.