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Residents invited to Badsey Brook flood scheme drop-in sessions

The Environment Agency is inviting local residents to attend a drop-in session to discuss proposals for the Badsey Brook flood scheme.

Staff talking to residents at the first Badsey Brook drop-in event

The drop-in sessions will be held on Tuesday 7 July 2015 and Wednesday 15 July 2015 from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.

Both events will be held at:

The proposed flood scheme storage area
West End Lane, Broadway,

Environment Agency staff will be on hand at both drop-in sessions to provide information about the new flood scheme proposals and general flood risk information.

Please note that there is limited parking on site and overflow parking is available on West End Lane. Any visitors should also be aware that there is uneven ground on the site.

The scheme design consists of a flood storage area, earth embankments and a control structure to limit the flow during periods of high river levels. Once completed this work will reduce flood risk for approximately 290 residents living along Badsey and Bunches Brook in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot. The designs also include channel improvements that will improve fish passage along the watercourse.

The Environment Agency has been working with local landowners throughout the design phase.

Dan Wilkinson from the Environment Agency said:

The drop-in is an ideal opportunity to view the plans and discuss the proposals with us. It is important that we work with our professional partners and the local community to share information and ensure that those affected know what is happening.

If you are unable to attend the drop-in session you can view the proposed plans on the Wychavon District Council website by searching for application case year ‘2015’, case number ‘00408’.

More information on the scheme can be found on the Badsey Brook flood scheme webpage.

Published 25 June 2015