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  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has begun works on the on phase 2 of the Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme. According to the EA, the scheme will provide additional flood storage at Forge Mill in Sandwell Valley which lies upstream of Perry Barr and Witton and will control the passage of flood water downstream. Until May […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of three new flood alleviation schemes that will help protect Calderdale homes and businesses from future flooding has now started on site. The schemes at Pin Hill Lane in Midgley, Woodland View in Hebden Bridge and Burnt Acres Wood in Eastwood, Todmorden are designed to reduce the risk of flooding during severe weather events, […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency announced today that contractors working on surveys for the Tadcaster flood alleviation scheme will be in the town over the coming weeks. The EA has been working with flood engineer specialists to develop the plans since the government committed to invest £9 million in the scheme last autumn. Following the completion of […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Good progress continues to be made under the Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS) with the improvements to the wall at River Road, informs the Environment Agency. According to the update, further deliveries of steel sheet piles were made to site week beginning Monday 4 May. This means that all the steel sheet piles needed to […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Outline proposals for the Mundesley Coast Management Scheme will go on public display on Tuesday, 17 January, reports the North Norfolk District Council. Last week, the council announced that business case for the Mundesley Scheme is being developed to help attract funding and gain approval for the work. It is expected that the final scheme […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    More than 2,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth will be better protected from the risk of flooding after the first phase of an Environment Agency major flood defense project has been completed. The EA has recently finished the £28 million phase of work to replace over 500 meters of tidal defenses, which reduces the […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new £27 million scheme to improve the water environment across England has been jointly launched by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The Water Environment Grant scheme will provide £9 million each year over the next three years to applicants applying for funding to restore local eco-systems and deliver substantial benefits to people and the […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency together with its partners will next month hold a series of events on the subject of Weardale Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme. The EA is working on the project with Natural England, Forestry Commission, Durham County Council and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. Currently, the project team is […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Repairs are now underway on flood banks damaged by recent wet weather, with Environment Agency teams using specialist equipment to restore protection to homes, businesses and agricultural land in Lincolnshire. Work started over the weekend to fix the breach at the Barlings Eau using pontoons and amphibious diggers to access the riverbank. Meanwhile, repairs are […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just released a new economic assessment to aid planning for flooding and coastal risk management over the next 50 years. The study uses new climate change, population and mapping data to set out potential future scenarios, assessing how funding could be best allocated to meet these challenges. The long-term investment scenarios report states […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is currently working on a project that will reduce the risk of flooding in the Monktonmead area and improve the way Brook flows into the sea. A shortlist of options were identified and presented to the community of Ryde in March 2016 during a 2-day workshop where the community were able to view […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is about to hold a number of drop-ins this month, allowing the public to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley. According to EA, people will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council are working together to design and build a scheme which will reduce flood risk for the city of Exeter. The £30 million worth flood defense project has been split in two phases with the phase 1 now substantially complete. Phase 2 of the scheme gained planning permission on […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold a public drop-in on Thursday, 21 January, from 2pm to 6pm at Aldeburgh Parish Church Hall, to discuss upcoming flood defense improvement work in Slaughden. “Maintaining the flood defense at Slaughden is important for the whole estuary,” said David Kemp, Coastal Team Leader at the Environment Agency. “Rock toe protection will […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle, held her second Flood Forum last Friday at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands to address issues around coastal flood mitigation. Local residents were able to question the relevant organizations about the safety and security of their homes. “Following the successful event last year and the […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is launching a major flood defense scheme in Hull after securing £36.5 million in Government funding. Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defenses that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River Hull. The first phase of the project will be complete by 2019, and additional phases of work will […]

  • 9 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has started construction works on the Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS). According to the EA, construction of the new flood defense at River Road and Tarrant Wharf, and work to strengthen the river wall along Fitzalan Road, started in November 2019. This work will continue to February 2020 (Fitzalan Road/Tarrant Wharf) and […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency reported today that it has completed engineering surveys of the river defenses in Arundel. According to the EA, since October 2018 their contractors have completed drone surveys, visual inspections, surveys of the river bed and thickness tests of sheet steel piles on the River Road side. They also used mechanical equipment to […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is nearing completion of a £15.3 million flood alleviation scheme to reduce the risk of flooding from Salmons Brook in north London. The scheme will be formally opened soon by Amanda Nobbs, Chair of the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Parts of Edmonton and Enfield have historically had a high risk […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Significant repairs to flood banks along the River Aire in East Yorkshire are currently underway by the Environment Agency. Work is ongoing at Carlton, near Goole, and work has started this week at West Haddlesey to strengthen flood banks. This is part of a package of work along the River Aire costing £7.5 million. At […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to begin constructing the new flood defense works at Westonzoyland in Somerset this week. The Agency has worked closely on the design with the local community over the past few months, particularly those residents most affected by flooding. After listening to their views, it has finalized the details of a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency will today ask the Secretary of State to grant powers to construct and operate the Boston Barrier through a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO). The Boston Barrier scheme is part of a phased approach to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to approximately 14,300 properties in Boston over the next 100 […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Progress with work to protect local people and businesses from flooding will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Flooding Scrutiny Panel set for today.  Commenting the latest news, Cllr Geraldine Carter, Chair of the Panel, said: “Protecting Calderdale communities from the terrible impacts of flooding is such a vital part of what the Council and partner organizations […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has just announced the latest update on the dredging plans for Exmouth Marina and disposal of materials at Sprey Point, saying that the dredging work is due to take place this month. MMO granted a marine licence to Exmouth Marina in August 2017 for maintenance dredging of Exmouth Marina and disposal […]