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This local spaces area will provide information on our aim to manage flood risk on a catchment scale from Source to Sea. In this section we will introduce you to Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership, a collective of organisations that coordinates all flood risk management planning and delivery and detailed information on Flood Risk Management Schemes being delivered.

Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership brings together Flood Risk Management Authorities and other organisations including representation from community groups who have an interest in or responsibility for flood risk management. Click the following link to find out what flood risk management schemes are being planned, developed and delivered for your Community, Catchment and County:

To view the Environment Agency’s five year flood and coastal risk management asset maintenance programme, click here. For more details on the programme, click here.


Below you can find information of flood risk management schemes for areas within Cumbria:


Click to download the Kendal Future Flood Risk Management Update newsletter – January 2019

Click to download the Kendal Future Flood Risk Management Update newsletter – December 2018

Flood Risk Management Scheme for Kendal, Burneside, Staveley and Ings – Have Your Say

We have been working with communities of Kendal, Staveley, Burneside and Ings since Storm Desmond to manage flood risk.

Following consultation on up to 60 different options, the preferred option for a Strategic Flood Risk Management Scheme emerged.  This 3 phase strategic scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to 1,437 homes and 1,151 businesses across Kendal, Staveley, Burneside and Ings to 1% chance of flooding in any one year, compared to areas of Kendal that currently have a 20% chance of flooding in any one year.

The planning application for Phase 1 which comprises linear defences through Kendal and a pumping station at Gooseholme has been submitted to South Lakeland District Council.  Phase 1 will reduce the risk of flooding to 170 residential properties and 227 businesses in Kendal.

We are actively encouraging residents and business owners to have their say before the formal consultation period ends on 3rd March 2019.  In order to provide feedback to South Lakeland District Council you can:

  1. go online at
  2. write to Development Management Group Manager, SLDC, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DL
  3. email

Information on the proposed scheme can be viewed online at  Alternatively, paper copies of the plans can be viewed at South Lakeland House (address above) and at the Fell tarn shop unit on the 1st floor of the Westmorland Shopping Centre.

If you would like to discuss the proposal with us, there is a Drop-in session in the Westmorland Shopping Centre shop unit on Wednesday 13 February 2019. You are welcome to call in anytime between 1pm and 5pm.

If you would like to be included on a mailing list to receive electronic updates about the proposed Kendal Flood Risk Management scheme, please email a request to, and provide your name and email address.



Click download the Egremont Flood Risk Management Scheme booklet



Click to download Carlisle Flood Risk Management Scheme display materials – January 2019

The videos below include visualisations of how flooding affected areas of Carlisle in December 2015 and the proposed flood scheme:





Useful links for Cumbria:

ACTion with communities in Cumbria

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)

Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Community Messaging

Eden Rivers Trust

South Cumbria Rivers Trust

West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Local Authorities:

Allerdale Borough Council – Flooding

Barrow Borough Council – Flood Risk

Carlisle City Council – Flooding

Copeland Borough Council – Flooding

Cumbria County Council – Flooding Advice

Eden District Council – Flooding

South Lakeland District Council – Flooding information