Updated Environment Agency guidance on climate allowances: FCERM projects, strategies and development advice
Today we updated our guidance on climate allowances for:
- planning for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects and strategies
- providing flood risk planning advice for new development
Please follow links to the guidance at the gov.uk website:
- Flood and coastal risk projects, schemes and strategies: climate change allowances and
- Flood risk assessment: climate change allowances.
The national FCERM Strategy puts climate resilient places at the heart of what we do and how we work with partners. The Strategy seeks to better prepare us for 2°C warming in global temperatures as well as planning for higher scenarios, such as a 4°C rise in global temperatures.
Our new guidance will ensure that new flood and coastal projects in England featured in our £5.2 billion investment programme are designed and assessed against a range of future impacts. We are also using our new guidance to provide advice to developers and local planning authorities to ensure new development is safe throughout its lifetime and flood resilient in a changing climate. Our new approach to the climate allowances will also help us achieve our zero carbon goals.
This update is detailed in our commitments under our FCERM Strategy Action Plan.
- Further detail is included in the documents provided below – the FCERM stakeholder forum update paper (July 2021) and non-technical briefing.
- Please also see our 20 July 2021 blog post on gov.uk: ‘Managing flood risk in the face of a changing climate‘
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) update paper - July 2021
PDF (700kb) / Environment Agency
EA Guidance on Climate Allowances, Non Technical Briefing July 2021
PDF (250kb) / Environment Agency