Policy paper

Internal Drainage Districts in southern England

New arrangements are planned for how to manage flood risk in areas of southern England known as internal drainage districts.


Abolition of the Pevensey Levels and River Cuckmere Internal Drainage Districts and the constitution of the Pevensey and Cuckmere Water Level Management District and Board

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Information on progress with the new arrangements the Environment Agency is proposing for the internal drainage districts in Kent and Sussex.

Published 11 July 2012
Last updated 1 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updates to links 1 February 2018.
  2. Updates made on 29 January 2018.
  3. Link to main river map updated 23 November 2017.
  4. Amendment to location made 9 May 2017.
  5. Contact information amended 3 May 2017.
  6. Updates made 13 April 2017.
  7. Updates made 12 January 2017.
  8. Consultation has begun on the draft scheme to abolish the Pevensey Levels and River Cuckmere Internal Drainage Districts and create a new Internal Drainage District and independent Internal Drainage Board covering the Pevensey and Cuckmere catchments.
  9. Updates made 20 January 2016.
  10. Updated links to the proposed changes 8 November 2015
  11. Environment Agency notice added 6 October 2015
  12. Updates made 1 September 2015
  13. Additional information added on Cuckmere IDB.
  14. Updated March 2015
  15. Updated for January 2015.
  16. Updated for December 2014.
  17. First published.