Policy paper

Programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes

The Environment Agency manages government’s investment to reduce flood risk and coastal erosion in England.

Documents

Flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme 2015 to 2021 - republished March 2018

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Flood and coastal erosion risk management in England investment programme 2015 to 2021 infographic - updated March 2018

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

Government is investing £2.6 billion to better protect the country from flooding and coastal erosion between April 2015 and March 2021. This includes over 1,500 schemes, which will better protect 300,000 homes in that period.

Local authorities, internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency have worked together with local communities to develop and put these schemes in place. The regional flood and coastal committees have supported this collaboration and agreed the programme.

The Environment Agency regularly reviews the investment programme to take into account changes such as serious flooding, local partnership funding contributions and new flood risk information. The latest update was in March 2018.

The current 6 year programme runs from April 2015 to March 2021. Information about some projects is included beyond 2021 where work is expected to start in the current programme. Work on schemes expected to start after 2021 is still to be agreed. Individual projects starting in this programme should not be taken as representative of future investment in flood defences around the country.

You can also see the schemes on an interactive map.

Read the long-term investment scenarios: flood and coastal erosion risk management over the next 50 years.

The river and coastal maintenance programme shows the maintenance work the Environment Agency plans to do.

Published 12 April 2010
Last updated 9 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated infographic added.
  2. Programme document, and interactive map updated.
  3. Interactive map being updated. Link removed.
  4. Update to text reflecting allocations beyond 2021 and other minor changes.
  5. Please note that the project stages for some projects have been revised. This only affects projects which were previously showing as in construction which are actually in development or pipeline stages of the programme
  6. Programme document, infographic and interactive map updated.
  7. Interactive Map being updated. Link removed.
  8. Link to interactive map re-instated.
  9. Interactive map is being updated. Link removed.
  10. Interactive map is being updated.
  11. Programme document and interactive map updated.
  12. Interactive map: date expected to be available updated.
  13. Interactive map is being updated. Link removed.
  14. Because the Chancellor of the Exchequer agreed to bring forward up to £60 million of flood risk management funding, more projects are now in the 6 year programme. Environment Agency have published a list of these projects as a spreadsheet and on a map.
  15. Link to long term investment scenarios 2014 added
  16. The Environment Agency has published a programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management that shows investment for the next 6 years. This is for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2021.
  17. First published.