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River and coastal maintenance programmes

Planned activities and indicative funding for river and coastal maintenance.

Applies to England



The Environment Agency maintains a wide range of flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) assets, which reduce the risk of flooding to people and property. These assets include:

  • embankments
  • pumping stations
  • flood gates

The Environment Agency has allocated funding to the first year of its 5 year FCRM asset maintenance programme. They will carry out this work between 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) the timing and nature of these works may change so they can adopt safe ways of working. They will publish an updated programme every 3 months to show progress.

The following 4 years of the programme show the potential future maintenance needs. The Environment Agency will consider and prioritise these for funding annually. The allocation of funding takes into account the benefits and costs of the work and other factors such as legal obligations. A maintenance need shown on the programme for future years does not imply that funding will be available to do the work. They will add new future maintenance needs to the programme annually.

You can view the programme as an interactive map. To use the map enter the desired postcode or use the zoom tool to view the FCRM assets in your area of interest. Then click on a feature to find information about the asset and planned work.

To find out the level of FCRM investment available to maintain assets in your area either contact your regional flood and coastal committee or the Environment Agency.

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Published 26 June 2014
Last updated 15 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. The maintenance programme has been updated and a note included about potential changes to timing and ways of working due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. Annual update of the 5 year FCRM asset maintenance programme for 2019/20 to 2023/24. This has superseded the 5 year FCRM asset maintenance investment programme (PDF document) which has been removed.

  3. Information updated to reflect the publishing of the 5 year flood and coastal risk management asset maintenance programme

  4. Annual flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) asset maintenance programme for 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 – updated Sept 2017 removed as now replaced with the new Annual flood and coastal risk management asset maintenance programme 2018-2019 programme service

  5. Adding new link and information for 2018-19 programme

  6. 5 year river and coastal maintenance programme added.

  7. Attachment LIT 10016 updated to Quarter 2 2017/18 version. Summary updated

  8. Updated attachment. Changed document type to Transparency Data

  9. Updated with 2017-18 Flood and Coastal Maintenance programme

  10. Updated with 2016-17 Flood and Coastal Maintenance programme; greater search functionality - able to search by postcode, parish council and local authority.

  11. Updated programme for 2015 - 2016.

  12. An update to the programme following additional government funding.

  13. First published.