A jack-up barge is being used for investigations into the ground below the River Parrett near Express Park in Bridgwater. Results will influence the building of Bridgwater Tidal Barrier.
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.
A site on the River Parrett between Express Park and Chilton Trinity village has been selected as the optimum location for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier.
Two sites have emerged as the most promising locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier - and people are now being urged to say which they prefer, and why - so that one site can go forward for more detailed analysis.
A new report on possible locations for a Bridgwater Tidal Barrier whittles the number down from seven to five. The move follows analysis of feedback from a public consultation session, and a stakeholder workshop, held in Bridgwater in March. A tidal surge barrier is needed to help protect Bridgwater for the next 100 years or more.
Consultants have been appointed to carry out detailed technical work on a barrier in the River Parrett to protect homes and businesses in Bridgwater from the risk of tidal flooding.