Environmental management – policy paper

Programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes

How the Environment Agency will manage government investment to reduce flood risk and coastal erosion in England.

Documents

Flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme 2015 to 2021

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Flood and coastal erosion risk management in England investment programme 2015 to 2021 infographic

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Detail

This is the largest and most ambitious flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme ever undertaken in England. The certainty of this longer term funding settlement provides the opportunity to achieve more for communities, the economy and the environment.

This 6 year investment programme lists projects, schemes and improvements to flood defences and other critical services that will receive some government funding. This programme was developed in consultation with the regional flood and coastal committees and all risk management authorities in England. It covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2021.

Use the interactive flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme map to find out what schemes and projects risk management authorities are planning to do in your area, to reduce the risks and consequences of flooding.

The Environment Agency’s Board will confirm the allocation of grant in aid funding.

The infographic shows what the programme will achieve and how reducing flood risk will benefit infrastructure, business and commerce, agriculture, and the environment.

The investment plan sets out how the capital programme will support achieving Defra’s aims for flood and coastal erosion risk management over the coming years.

The long-term investment scenarios 2014 is an updated analysis of future investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management over the next 50 years. This investment programme is in line with those recommendations.