Policy paper

Flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement

Sets out the government's policy on flood and coastal erosion risk management.



This policy statement sets out the government’s long-term ambition to create a nation more resilient to flood and coastal erosion risk.

The statement has been informed by the:

The Secretary of State for the Environment has written to Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, about the government’s policies to create a nation that is more resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk.

Published 14 July 2020
Last updated 24 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Minor changes to the text under the 'Opportunities for economic prosperity and a clean, resilient economic recovery' heading.

  2. First published.