Working on Flood Embankments

When undertaking any work on or adjacent to coastal and estuarine flood embankments it is essential to consider possible impact on wildlife and habitat features, many of which have legal protection.

Download the Environment Agency factsheet: Working on flood embankments for a guide to the essential environmental considerations for project managers, engineers and contractors.

The factsheet raises awareness of ecological features likely to be encountered and the impact of engineering works.  It also suggests possible mitigation measures and provides information on the consenting process. 

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