Consultation for the Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

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The Environment Agency have issued their consultation on a flood and coastal defence strategy (see Press release). Comments have to be made via the Consultation Hub by 4th July 2019.

Alde and Ore Association Trustees are considering the document and several have attended the Anglian Eastern RFCC event at Snape Maltings on 5th June to hear  more about it, to better prepare an Association response on a policy which may be very important in shaping any future plans for the Estuary.

Briefly, the draft strategy looks ahead to actions between the years 2030 and 2050. It focusses in three key themes

  • climate resilient places
  • today’s growth and infrastructure- resilient to tomorrow’s climate
  • a nation of climate champions, able to adapt to flooding and coastal change through innovation.

All members are encouraged to respond to the consultation themselves and we have prepared a Guidance for Members summarising the issues involve. If there are particular points any one would like the Association to make please email

The Association will try to arrange a meeting about it, hopefully bringing in an Environment Agency representative to give background and explanations when needed. This will be at fairly short notice as the final response has to be in by 4th July. (watch this website for any further announcements.)