Policy paper

National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England

The strategy sets out the strategic aims, roles and responsibilities and funding arrangements for flood and coastal risk management.

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National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England

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The Environment Agency is revising the national flood and coastal risk management strategy. We plan to publish the revised strategy in spring 2020. See the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England consultation for more details.

The Environment Agency has a statutory duty to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy. This is a requirement of Section 7 of the Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010. The FWMA also lists what the strategy must cover, states that it requires public consultation and the Secretary of State must approve it.

Published 23 May 2011
Last updated 6 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. The consultation has closed and the strategy is being revised.

  2. Link to the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England consultation added.

  3. First published.