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  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed a flood defense scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in parts of Tonbridge. The 320-meter long flood defense runs parallel to the River Medway, and will work in conjunction with existing flood defense walls in Tonbridge town center and the Leigh Flood Storage Area. Lisa Lennox, Asset Performance Team […]

  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Cork City Councillors yesterday voted to give Part 8 planning permission to the €6 million public realm and flood defense plans for Morrison’s Island which will remove 80% of the flood threat in the city center. Councillors voted  22 to 6 in favor of the proposed scheme. Commenting the latest news, Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony […]

  • 28 January 2014

    The Environment Agency is installing a one-kilometre long stretch of temporary flood banking near Riverside Quay in Hull to provide extra protection from tidal flood risk. Work began on Saturday to raise the height of a low-spot in the Humber’s defences, using a line of large sand and gravel-filled bags as a quick and temporary […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales’ £6.8 million scheme to protect over 400 properties in Fairbourne, Gwynedd from flooding reaches its final stage this week. A new area of saltmarsh is being created at Morfa Friog, in line with the planning condition for the flood scheme. This area will mitigate for the natural habitats that will be lost […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the Sandwich Town Tidal Defense scheme is progressing well. At Richborough Road a new flood wall has been built and erosion protection works to the river bank are now complete. Although sections of the new flood defenses are now finished, there are landscaping works still needed to be carried out in some areas. […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      Homes in Central Anglia, which covers Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and surrounding areas, will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion national flood defense program in England announced by the government today. £47 million is set to be invested in Central Anglia alone where new flood defense schemes will help protect […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dundee’s flood defenses are set to come under the spotlight as contracts for work to protect the city are readied for publication. Consultation has already taken place on work between City Quay and Riverside Park with public opinion due to be canvassed on work for Broughty Ferry in the summer. Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working on a project that will reduce flooding risks in Totnes by improving the existing flood defenses which were built in the 1970s. That is why the agency held a public drop-in at the Civic Hall in Totnes in April 2016. Feedback from the drop-in and meeting with local residents will now […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gedling Member of Parliament Vernon Coaker recently visited the Holme Sluices at Colwick, Nottinghamshire to find out more about the Trent flood defenses and the work of the Environment Agency. The MP met with EA officials, led by Louise Cresswell, Area Director for the East Midlands, to see how the sluices work in protecting properties from flooding […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is complete on the restoration of the main pier in Seahouses after a multi-million pound improvement project, informs the Northumberland County Council. The £3m scheme, which was led by the Council and fully funded by the Environment Agency, involved the whole pier being “re-skinned” to ensure it remained in good condition for years to […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has agreed the largest single flood risk management contract, a £300 million programme that will reduce flood risk in London and the Thames estuary. The £300 million Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme will deliver the first 10 years of capital investment in flood risk management schemes as recommended by the Thames Estuary 2100 […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Government actions on flooding to spur economic growth are welcome but funding increases announced in this month’s Spending Round do not meet rising flood risk, warn MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Launching the Committee’s Managing Flood Risk report Committee Chair, Anne McIntosh MP, said: “Record rainfall in the past two years […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley is making good progress on the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme, according to the company’s latest report. Work is currently taking place at seven of the 10 reaches – or sections – of the scheme, a number of which are nearing completion. The Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency has started works to repair a 40 metre slip on a flood defence embankment in Doncaster, which was damaged by last November’s floods. The £1.6 million works at Wheatley Park are expected to be complete by August and are part of an overall £32 million package of repair works across Yorkshire. According […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Seaton’s local community will have the opportunity to learn more about how the town’s Beach Management Plan (BMP) is progressing at a drop-in session on 30 August, from 3pm onwards, at the Marshlands Center in Seaton, the East Devon District Council said in its latest release.  At the session people will have the opportunity to […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Morpeth flood scheme, opening today, Monday 24th August, will protect residents by storing millions of gallons of flood water upstream – one of the largest projects of its kind built by the Environment Agency.  The Morpeth flood scheme will benefit more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the town and is the largest flood […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard recently visited East Belfast to view progress on a £12 million Flood Alleviation scheme in the area. 269 properties adjacent to Orangefield Park and Victoria Park have already benefited from upgrading works to provide an increased level of flood protection, costing around £1.7 million. Other parts of the scheme are ongoing and […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    At the meeting of the Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI) committee on 14 June, Members will note the approval of the local Flood Risk Management Plan. The plan will be published on 22 June. As a result, the development and delivery of flood protection schemes at Langholm and Newton Stewart (as well […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    It’s now six months on since the devastating floods of December 2015 and the Environment Agency is embarking on a significant program of repairs to flood defenses damaged by the flooding. More than 9,000 householders and businesses across north and west Yorkshire were affected by the flooding and have spent much of this time dealing […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    People in the White Horse Lane area of Boston will see Environment Agency staff putting up temporary demountable flood defences on Thursday. The structures are being used to reduce flood risk in the area after a 30-metre section of flood wall was damaged by the tidal surge on 5 December. In total 60-metres of temporary […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A newly built flood defense in Caerleon is due to be tested on Wednesday, 22nd of June, reported today the Natural Resources Wales. In the morning the road will briefly be closed using traffic management so a temporary flood defense barrier can be placed across it. Adding the demountable flood barrier will complete the defense line from […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Guyana on Wednesday, April 13, launched a $30.9 million Sea and River Defense Project at the Pegasus Hotel in Guyana. The project is expected to provide for the reconstruction and improvement of approximately 5.4 km of sea and river defenses in eight critical areas in Regions […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, officially opened Selkirk’s new flood protection scheme yesterday. The scheme provides protection to around 600 homes and businesses from major flood events, with the Scottish Government providing 80 per cent of the funding for the project. A total of two kilometers of flood defenses […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency recently awarded CH2M two significant flood defense projects, Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Appraisal and conducting the Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defense study. “We have a long history of working with the Environment Agency on successful projects to protect local communities from flooding and natural disasters, and these new projects will […]