The event, which will be held at Riverside Sports Club, St Oswald’s Road, Gloucester, GL1 2TF on Monday 30 October from 2pm until 7pm. Attendees can meet the Environment Agency’s project team who will be on hand to provide information about the scheme, which will benefit more than 70 properties in the area with an increased level of protection.
Due to the location of Alney Island, the area is at risk from both fluvial and tidal flooding from the River Severn and the Environment Agency has been working closely with consultants, partners and the community on a range of technical options, including raising the existing defence or constructing a new defence. The proposed plans have been created using the latest two-dimensional modelling technique capture more accurate detail of the area.
At the drop in event, members of the local community and other interested parties, will be able to view and discuss the current options.
The area was severely flooded in 2007 following record breaking rainfall across the area, leading the Environment Agency to investigate whether further protection measures could be possible.
Craig Barker, Project Manager at the Environment Agency said:
We have worked closely with our consultants and partners to develop potential options. We are looking forward to hearing what residents and businesses have to say about the proposals at the event on 30 October.
For further information about how to prepare for flooding, sign up for flood warnings and to find out if your home is at risk please visit https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood
Link: Press release: Have your say on Alney Island flood defence scheme
Source: Environment Agency