Avonmouth and Severnside flood defence options
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The Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area is one of the most important employment locations in the West of England and could deliver between 6,000 and 12,000 new jobs by 2026. To support these new jobs, new offices, factories and roads will need to be built.
It is important that these sites and the surrounding communities are protected from flooding. If we do nothing it could limit the amount of development and jobs that could be provided in the area and lead to individual land owners raising site levels, which in turn would increase flood risks to other sites.
As part of the work to develop an Outline Development Strategy (ODS) for the area, the council working with Environment Agency, Natural England, Bristol City Council and local landowners have established a Flood Defence Working Group. This group has prepared a report which has identified three options to improve flood protection for the whole area.
Comments from residents and businesses are welcomed on this first stage of the report before we progress onto the second stage where we will refine the plans and options and explore engineering, environmental and economic constraints in more detail.
We are inviting comments until 21 February 2014. Further information is available in the full technical report and the non-technical summary which can be found on the consultation page of our website: www.southglos.gov.uk/flooddefences
To tell us your views:
Write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET, South Gloucestershire Council, Avonmouth and Severnside Flood Options Consultation, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL BS15 9TR
Phone: 01454 863003
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