Bridgwater Tidal Barrier public drop-in session - Monday, 10 July
A public drop-in session to let people know the latest news about the Bridgwater Tidal Barrier scheme is being held on Monday, 10 July at Bridgwater Town Hall.
Staff from the Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council will be on hand from 2 to 7pm to answer questions and listen to any comments or concerns.
The tidal surge barrier scheme is being designed to reduce flood risk to Bridgwater and surrounding areas for the next 100 years. It will protect approximately 10,000 properties and over 600 businesses. The target date for construction is 2024. The estimated cost is £66million.
The proposed site for the barrier is between Express Park and Chilton Trinity. The gate will be a double vertical lift gate, which has proven reliability in silty environments similar to that of the River Parrett. The scheme will also include improvements to the flood defences downstream of the barrier.
The Environment Agency and Sedgemoor District Council are working together on the project, supported by Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA).
More public consultation will be carried out this autumn as the project continues to progress.