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21st May, 2022

Have your say as Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme plans go on display

RESIDENTS can find out about the detailed design plans for the Tenbury Wells Flood Risk Management Scheme during two drop-in sessions being held by The Environment Agency later this month.

They are being held at the Regal Theatre in Tenbury on from 12.30pm to 7pm on November 24 and 30, allowing for any restrictions due to the Covid situation.

The Environment Agency led scheme, due to start next year, seeks to better protect 120 homes and 145 businesses from the risk of flooding.

Environment Agency officers in charge of the scheme will be on hand to explain the current design plans and to listen to feedback from local people. The Environment Agency will also seek to have discussions with effected private landowners.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “We’re pleased to be bringing a flood risk management scheme to Tenbury Wells, better protecting the community from the risk of flooding.

“We aim to start construction next year, and we’re working on finalising the design options in collaboration with our key stakeholders, but it remains a complex and challenging scheme.”

Earlier this year the Government announced a record £5.2billion investment in flood and coastal defences – double the previous investment – to build around 2,000 new flood and coastal defences and better protect 336,000 properties.

In July, the Government announced an additional £170m to accelerate the construction of flood defence projects in 2020 and 2021, where they would drive growth and benefit local economies.

People can check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at gov.uk/check-flood-risk or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.‎

 

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