18 Apr 2019

Five takeaways from flood resilience event Locked

Flood Briefing: Several notable points were raised during the Blue-Green Path to Urban Flood Resilience event in Newcastle, according to the University of Nottingham’s Blue-Green team.

18 Apr 2019

Climate change: from emergency to opportunity Locked

Flood Briefing: Environment Agency’s ce James Bevan look at the threats and opportunities that climate change presents and likens them to Brexit.

18 Apr 2019

Flood risk holds up Starbucks Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The local flood risk assessment has changed and SEPA is objecting to the application on a Rutherglen brownfield.

4 Apr 2019

Coastal flooding and climate change inquiry launched Locked

Flood Briefing: The inquiry aims to understand the risks of coastal flooding and whether sufficient funding is available.

29 Mar 2019

Oxford flood scheme to await public inquiry Locked

Flood Briefing: The ambitious Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will not now open until 2020 or later, due to the need to hold a public inquiry.

28 Mar 2019

Kendall flood risk scheme wins approval Locked

Flood Briefing: The flood scheme was approved despite the potential impacts on the local landscape.

28 Mar 2019

Bury flood scheme recommended for approval Locked

Flood Briefing: The project could see 1km of flood embankments, bunds and walls constructed across two sites near Bury, reducing flood risk from the river Irwell.

28 Mar 2019

GLA pushes SuDS for buildings Locked

Flood Briefing: The guidance will help promote the use of SuDS by informing a range of built asset managers.

21 Mar 2019

Welsh Minister grilled over flood funding Locked

Flood Briefing: Following her Oral Statement on future flood funding in the principality, Lesley Griffiths had to field tricky questions on where additional funding will come from and what happens post-Brexit.

18 Mar 2019

Utilities should invest in coastal defences, says Councillor Locked

Flood Briefing: The Leader of Scarborough Council has written to the Government highlighting the coastal defence burden that often falls on local authorities.

18 Mar 2019

RTPI signs blue-green infrastructure declaration Locked

Flood Briefing: The organisation has committed to raise awareness of blue-green infrastructure and develop a policy framework which supports it.

18 Mar 2019

Garden village scheme refused on flooding grounds Locked

Flood Briefing: Maldon District Council has turned down a 1,138-home scheme in Essex.

28 Feb 2019

£1bn a year could be needed to reduce flood risk Locked

Flood Briefing: An Environment Agency study claims that significant investment may be needed up to 2065 to mitigate flood and coastal risks.

22 Feb 2019

Northumberland housing project delayed as flood issues investigated Locked

Flood Briefing: A residential development in Northumberland has been delayed for six-weeks as the council explores flood impacts.

22 Feb 2019

£80m Dawlish sea wall announced Locked

Flood Briefing: The project hopes to protect the town and its railway line, previously devastated in the coastal floods of February 2014.

21 Feb 2019

Urgent measures needed as homes fail climate challenge Locked

Flood Briefing: Key sustainability and energy efficiency targets are set to be missed in both existing and new build homes unless policy ambition, quality control and enforcement are increased.

7 Feb 2019

Two-step plan for £112m Leeds flood scheme revealed Locked

Flood Briefing: Two-part plan will see a combination of green and grey infrastructure used to deliver protection for the Kirkstall corridor.

1 Feb 2019

CIRIA hunts for research team to develop NFM guidance Locked

Flood Briefing: CIRIA is proposing to develop a guide to provide a formal design framework for natural flood management schemes.

27 Jan 2019

Localised flood management backed by Dar Locked

Flood Briefing: International consultancy Dar Group has come out in support of Defra’s proposals to localise flood management.

21 Jan 2019

Northern Ireland flood risk management plan, consultation launches Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood Risk Management Plan seeks to review significant flood risk areas in Northern Ireland by the end of 2019.

21 Jan 2019

Government consults on water regulations, licensing and funding Locked

Flood Briefing: It will begin discussions on raising funding for flooding and coastal erosion and adjusting water regulations.

21 Jan 2019

Consultation launches for Ponteland flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: EA consults on a range of flood defence options to help protect against flooding from the River Pont.

13 Jan 2019

Green light for £42m Hull flood scheme Locked

Flood Briefing: The scheme aims to protect properties across Hull and forms part of a wider programme of flood defence works in the area.

13 Jan 2019

North West regional flood plans revealed Locked

Flood Briefing: The North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee’s draft business plan details the proposed projects and goals of the committee between 2019-2022.

Europe, UK
15 Dec 2018

Climate change guidance could jeopardise flood risk validity Locked

Flood Briefing: Consultancy claims the publication of 2016 climate change guidance could be resulting in the inaccurate estimation of flood risk.

15 Dec 2018

Plans for £112m Leeds flood defence scheme submitted Locked

Flood Briefing: Phase two of the scheme will include 2.4ha of wetland habitat and a range of engineered defence measures.

7 Dec 2018

EA’s 2018 flood action campaign targets young homeowners Locked

Flood Briefing: The Environment Agency campaign seeks to prepare tenants and homeowners for varying levels of flood risk.

30 Nov 2018

Climate projections needed for decision making and resilience Locked

Flood Briefing: UK’s latest climate change projections (UKCP18) should be used to guide decision making and boost resilience, government says.

Europe, UK
30 Nov 2018

EA launches flood risk permitting consultation Locked

Flood Briefing: Flood risk permitting consultation gathers feedback on proposed additional rules.

1 Nov 2018

Stormwater management must be part of planning, says Sweco Locked

Flood Briefing: The sustainable management of stormwater must be introduced early in the planning process, says the engineering consultancy.