The Environment Agency has warned that Britain’s flood planners must prepare for the worst on climate change. The EA predicts that climate change and population growth will double the number of properties built on the flood plain over the next five decades
The planned flood scheme for Carlisle aims to provide one of the highest levels of flood protection in the country.
The Environment Agency has announced a set of new supplier arrangements and partnerships which will increase efficiency, value for money and the green legacy of its £2.6billion capital investment programme.
A new website offering extensive information on river and lake improvement projects happening across West Cumbria has been launched.
A major project to install new flood resilience and defence infrastructure in the Penrith Road area of Keswick is currently being developed.
The Environment Agency held a consultation from the 16th November 2018 until the 11th January 2019 on the proposals for new and amended standard rules for flood risk activities.
A new £10,000 digital flood warning and community information board has been installed on the edge of Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton.
BS 851188, parts 1+2 have now been issued for public comment and will be open for comments until 28 May 2019.
A £40 million flood defence scheme in Radcliffe and Redvales, designed to protect up to 870 properties from a repeat of the devastating flooding seen on Boxing Day 2015, has been given the green light by Bury Council’s Planning Control Committee.
Phase 1 of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme Linear Defences has been approved by planners.
The Environment Agency has published a new economic assessment to aid planning for flooding and coastal risk management for the next 50 years.
The Lake District has nearly fully recovered from the damage and destruction caused by Storm Desmond in 2015.
The Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) is intending to promote the use of sustainable drainage in property developments.
Work on the £1million flood alleviation project in Earby has now resumed, the project aims to reduce the risk of flooding to 91 homes and 17 businesses.
A Flood Risk Management Scheme in Kendal which is designed to better protect residential and business properties from flooding, improve the local environment and improve community amenities has been proposed by the Environment Agency.
James Walker & Co is a large, established Cumbrian manufacturing firm is benefitting from a £2.6m investment from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to protect its premises from flooding.
Ribble Rivers Trust and the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside put out an appeal last December for members of the public to donate their old Christmas trees.
Lancaster City Council have contributed £850,000 for flood defences on the River Lune designed to protect one of Lancasters most important commercial areas, which will help to safeguard more than 2000 jobs and contribute £37.3million to the local economy.
According to researchers, a restoration scheme that is underway on the hills of the Peak District has the potential to alleviate the level of flood risk to towns and villages below.
Sue Hayman has spoken to insurance bosses about homes and businesses at risk of flooding. She has warned that West Cumbrian communities will become “ghost towns” if nothing is done to make insurance affordable and available to all properties and small businesses.
To celebrate World Habitat Day, join Lancashire Wildlife Trust in erecting fencing and planting Marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne's to create sand dunes.
Flood & Coast is a unique three-day event bringing together a diverse range of people to advance the global debate about flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) in a changing climate.