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  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Nottinghamshire County Council said that a major scheme worth almost £5 million has been given the go-ahead from the government to help protect residents and businesses in Southwell from the devastating effects of flooding.  The news comes after the council led two partnership bids to DEFRA to help push forward plans to transform the town’s flood […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    An innovative treatment works using the natural environment to clean metal-rich water from an abandoned mine was opened by Water Minister Rory Stewart in Cumbria last week. Set in the Cumbrian hills near Keswick, the Force Crag mine water treatment scheme is now up and running. The scheme will clean up a 6 mile stretch […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Medway Flood Storage Areas (FSAs) project is being delivered by the Environment Agency in partnership with Kent County Council (KCC), Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) and Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) to develop options to reduce the risk of flooding to communities. The costs of the options of the Middle Medway Strategy are […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    ADA’s 81st Annual Conference & AGM was officially inaugurated today, November 14, at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ headquarters in London. The conference will bring together over 200 delegates from across the flood and water level management industry to discuss the key policy issues of the moment. Members attending the event include those from the Environment Agency, internal […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The beach recycling scheme in Christchurch, which was 12 months in the planning and which took eight weeks to implement, has been completed. The scheme to replenish beaches in Christchurch affected by the succession of storms during the winter of 2013/14 has involved pumping sand and shingle from the large off-shore sandbar (known as an […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    A streamlined approach to regulating development in the River Thames has been agreed by the MMO and Port of London Authority. The ‘Thames Concordat’ is a new set of principles both organisations will follow in cases where both the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Port of London Authority (PLA) have a regulatory remit. It aims […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The latest major part of a project to improve sea defenses in Lyme Regis has been completed. Phase IV, a £19.5 million plan, has focused on protecting homes, roads and infrastructure on the eastern side of the town from coastal erosion and landslips. To mark its official opening, a ceremony will be held at 11am […]

  • 10 May 2011

    Sir William (Bill) Callaghan has been appointed Chair of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the body responsible for managing England’s marine resources, by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. Sir Bill will chair the Board, which oversees the strategic direction of the MMO, from 1 May 2011 for three years. He will be paid £110,000 a year […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Havant Borough Council (HBC) and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) are continuing their work to develop outline designs for sea defenses at Langstone. The scheme is aimed to reduce coastal flood and erosion risk to 86 properties over the next 100 years, as well as critical infrastructure including the A3023, the only road access […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    SeaRock, a new joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Earlcoate construction, has completed delivery of armor stone to protect Dorset’s West Bay, for principle contractor BAM Nuttall. The project was part of a £9 million coastal defense project, funded by Defra, West Dorset Council and Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee. West Bay, on Dorset’s Jurassic […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ebsford Environmental has been appointed as remediation specialists to work with the Coal Authority and Environment Agency on a project to improve up to 60km of rivers in the North Pennines. Partnering with civil engineering firm JN Bentley, Ebsford will support the firm in developing and executing a safe and environmentally sensitive plan of removing […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has now finalized and adopted the Medway Estuary and Swale Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (MEASS). This sets out the best economic, environmental and technically appropriate approach to managing flood and coastal erosion risk over the next 100 years. As reported, the strategy identifies the best technical solutions for flood […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dorset County Council has approved a budget of £3m over 5 years, as a partnership funding contribution, for the West Bay Flood Protection Project. This is towards an overall scheme cost of approximately £7m, the council said. Working in collaboration with the Environment Agency, the project aims to deliver an improved standard of flood […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    MESL were identified as the preferred consultancy to collect, process and identify samples from three of five regional projects; The Humber, Thames and Anglian regions. The samples will be collected in order to obtain a baseline dataset that will be used to deliver monitoring conditions for marine licences via the new Regional Seabed Monitoring Plan […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Funding to develop designs for a new coastal defense scheme which could protect homes from flooding and erosion in Langstone has been secured, the Havant Borough Council (HBC) informs.  The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), on behalf of HBC, has secured £376,000 made up from a Defra Grant in Aid and the HBC Community Infrastructure […]

  • 11 April 2011

      In its first year, HR Wallingford’s Environment Group has won a number of exciting projects for both public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas. The group was launched in April 2010 and now stands at 10 environmental professionals. Specialising in environmental policy and legislation, environmental impact assessment and targeted research, the group’s technical skills […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the a green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove. Following approval for the scheme’s full business case from HM Treasury last week, the […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Local MP Sheryll Murray MP last week joined some of her constituents at a meeting with DEFRA Minister George Eustice MP to discuss the issue of Rame dumping. The cross party delegation, organised by Mrs Murray, included Independent, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Councillors as well as residents. Minister George Eustice listened to the concerns and […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    An area of The Wash shoreline near Wrangle is now better-protected thanks to the completion of a flood defense project, Lincolnshire County Council said in its latest release.  The project will safeguard over 3,400 hectares of prime grade one farmland, and 460 domestic and industrial properties, according to the council. The partnership has raised and […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Flood Defenses at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham are about to receive an investment boost of around £5 million which will increase the port’s resilience to flooding in the future. Immingham, which is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, was extensively flooded during the east coast tidal surge of December 2013. Since the surge, […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    South Holderness Internal Drainage Board has vented its frustration at the length of time it is taking the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to consider a licence exemption application for dredging Stone Creek. The Board applied for the licence exemption in August 2014 and still have not heard if their request has been granted. Chairman of […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APEM has won a major contract to collect and analyze over 1,000 samples from the seabed in the eastern English Channel and off the south coast, for eight marine aggregate operators with licensed interests across the region. Offshore surveys organized by APEM will collect 1,060 ‘grab’ samples of the seabed. The samples will then undergo […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the £100 million Boston Barrier project, which received final Government approval just before Christmas, are about to begin, according to the Boston Borough Council. The scheme – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – was given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £13.4 million scheme to stabilize the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough will get underway at the end of this month, Scarborough Borough Council said in their latest release.  The Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilization Scheme, which will start on May 30, will involve: piling along the rear of […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The River Don flood defense scheme, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year, according to the Sheffield City Council. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection programs taking place across Sheffield, which together aim to significantly reduce the […]