FCERM Stakeholder Update, July 2021

Published 21 July 2021

Updated Environment Agency guidance on climate allowances: FCERM projects, strategies and development advice

Today we updated our guidance on climate allowances for:

  1. planning for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) projects and strategies
  2. providing flood risk planning advice for new development

Please follow links to the guidance at the gov.uk website:

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.

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